Center for American Progress

: Harnessing Faith to Work for Justice
Past Event

Harnessing Faith to Work for Justice

12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Economic inequality. Work-family stress. Racism, sexism, and intolerance. Underserved or forgotten communities. How can faith and hope connect policies to people’s lives when situations seem bleak? What does using faith to work for justice and equality look like in 2015? What is the role of the faith community in pursuing concrete public policy solutions to respond to the everyday challenges facing families?

Two of the nation’s most prominent faith leaders are leading efforts to transform visions of social justice into real-world solutions that can make a difference in people’s lives. Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, and Rabbi Jonah Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C., will discuss their local and national work advocating for a living wage, poverty reduction, racial healing, work-family supports, and more. They will also explore how faith motivates their work.

Please join the Center for American Progress for this lively, insightful conversation.

Welcoming remarks:
Jeff Krehely, Senior Vice President, Domestic Policy, Center for American Progress

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III , Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Illinois

Rabbi Jonah Pesner , Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Washington, D.C.

Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

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