Justice Conference 2014
Judson University was a partner site for The Justice Conference on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, 2014. The full conference schedule of events that took place can be viewed here (.pdf).
The Justice Conference, which was established in 2010, is a networked national conference that educates, inspires and connects a generation of men and women around a shared concern for the vulnerable and oppressed.
Speakers and Topics
This two-day event, simulcasted from the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, featured leading social justice experts such as Eugene Cho, founder of One Day's Wages, a grassroots movement to alleviate extreme global poverty; Lynne Hybels, human rights advocate and co-founder of Willow Creek Community Church with her husband Bill Hybels; Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and CEO of The King Center; Stephan Bauman, president and CEO of World Relief; and Noel Castellanos, CEO of the Christian Community Development Association, plus many more renowned speakers.
Additional Exhibits and Activities
A pre-conference session on at-risk children and global justice issues was led by Stephen Maphosah and Shelley Welch of AWANA's Children at Risk. AWANA's Children at Risk program seeks to "train and equip leaders to work with children" so all children may "experience true refuge in Jesus Christ"; their international work extends from Zambia, Kenya, and Tanzania with plans to expand into more countries in Africa, South Asia, North America, and the Pacific Rim. In addition to showing the simulcast, Judson created a full conference experience with exhibits and other activities with a local focus.
Photo Highlights From the Conference