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Leadership for Social Change
5/1/2013 11:00:00 AM
 

Where is the Church? Pastoral Leadership for Social Change

 

Join us for a morning with Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak.

The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak is an iconic figure in the lengthy struggle to end apartheid in South Africa. One of his most important acts was to call for the formation of the United Democratic Front, which became the largest organized, non-racial anti-apartheid movement in the history of South Africa. He became the Front's most visible leader and spokesperson until its closure by the African National Congress in 1991.

Rev. Boesak continues to be deeply involved in global struggles for human rights; social, economic, and ecological justice; and gender and sexual justice.

He is the author of 17 books and coauthor or editor of four others. Boesak is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Robert Kennedy Human Rights Award and the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award.

Leaders from CCO, More2, and ICC will be speaking on a panel.

Purpose:
The purpose of the event is to network and mobilize church leaders for greater social
engagement in the Kansas City region. Drawing on Dr. Boesakís history, wisdom, and best ideas,
we will come together, linking arms across racial and religious differences, and work for
positive social change. We seek to bridge gaps between us, network around common
interests, discover new colleagues in the struggle, and renew our vigor for the journey.


Details:
Event for clergy, leaders of faith communities, and seminary students
Monday, May 6, 2013
Saint Paul School of Theology, Holter Center
5123 East Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64127
The event is free. There is an optional lunch that will be $6


10:00 a.m.- noon

Presentation from Dr. Boesak and Discussion

Panel Discussion on the Potential for Collective Action

Small and Large Group Discussion

12:00-1:00
Strategizing Over Lunch for Collective Action 


Reservations required: RSVP to Sheryl Klinkenborg if you plan to attend,
Sheryl.Klinkenborg@spst.edu or 816-245-4824 by Friday, April 26.


The event is sponsored by: 
CCO, More2, ICC, Village Presbyterian Church


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