IKAR’S FEATURED SPEAKER SERIES
The Beloved Community — SAVING OUR DEMOCRACY: RACE, FAITH AND JUSTICE
Dr. Martin Luther King saw the Beloved Community as the result of non-violent work toward justice, the realization of a society in which all people are united in love.
THURSDAY MARCH 28 | 7:30 PM
1729 S LA CIENEGA BLVD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90035
“The end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the Beloved Community.”
WHAT DOES THE WORK TOWARD BELOVED COMMUNITY LOOK LIKE TODAY, AND WHAT ARE THE BARRIERS AND OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD?
Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews is an ordained American Baptist minister and a leading pastor in the multifaith movement for justice. He brings nearly 30 years of ministry leadership experience to his work as the Deputy Director and Director of Clergy Organizing for Faith in Action. His leadership is centered on the Theology of Resistance, a prophetic, multifaith discourse intended to ignite conversations and spark faith leaders to fight injustice and dehumanization.
Michael Waldman is President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, he was Director of Speechwriting for President Bill Clinton. Waldman is the author of multiple books, including The Second Amendment: A Biography, and most recently, The Fight to Vote.
Join us for the first event in this series, as we bring together speakers who are leading and inspiring communities in non-violent action. Mathews and Waldman will join in conversation with IKAR’s Founder/Senior Rabbi, Rabbi Sharon Brous.
Sponsored by the Lisa and Maury Friedman Foundation and co-sponsored by Auburn Seminary