A panel of faith leaders and human rights activists gathered at the Democratic National Convention in July to discuss the powerful role of faith as a driver of social change. Hosted by our client, Union Theological Seminary, the panel addressed the vast political divide regarding race, economic equality and social change.
Participants included “Moral Mondays” pastor and activist Rev. Dr. William Barber, United We Dream’s Greisa Martinez, NAACP Legal & Educational Fund’s Carmen Dixon, City of Soul director Rev. Broderick Greer, Union Theological Seminary’s Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins, and ELLE magazine editor-at large, Melissa Harris-Perry.
“I’m encouraged because I’m hearing from conservatives in ways that I would have never expected,” said Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins, Senior Vice President for Innovation in Public Programs at Union Theological Seminary. “Maybe we’re at a point where the critical mass is such that we’ve got to do better.”