Schedule

  • 9 a.m.

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    • A Gospel VISION for Faith-Rooted Organizing Rev. Alexia Salvatierra | Christ Chapel Rev. Alexia Salvatierra is an ordained Lutheran pastor in Los Angeles and the author of Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World. Salvatierra has led social justice efforts among immigrants and low-wage workers, homeless people, gang members, and poor women in the Philippines. She has received numerous awards, including the Amos Award from Sojourners.
  • 10:15 a.m.

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    • Ministry Among the Urban Poor Kevin Sas-Perez ’07 | VPH 313 A youth pastor in Milwaukee, Kevin will explain the three Rs of Christian community development: relocation, reconciliation and redistribution. Community Development
    • Where Do I Go From Here? Benjamin Pitzen ’06 | DLC, Vogel Community Room, center Ben will offer practical and radical suggestions for living a justice lifestyle, based on his experiences in Chicago as a volunteer with Mission Year, AmeriCorps and the Tolton Center. Community Development
    • Food Justice: An Introduction Rev. Blaine Crawford ’09 | VPH 205 Rev. Crawford, pastor at Lakeview Community Church, Rochester, N.Y., offers ample food for thought in a session that asks, “What might eating and drinking justly look like? Or taste like?” Food
    • Borders and the Body of Christ Dr. Gianni Gracia, Nayely Becerra-Balbuena, Adam Ramirez | VPH 119 The pastor of Amistad Cristiana, Sioux Center, and students explore what the Bible says about spiritual and national identities and how this awareness informs our involvement with immigration policy. Immigration
    • Justice for the Honduran Entrepreneur Dr. David Befus (Business) | VPH 127 Formerly a community developer in Honduras, Dr. Befus will present his case for creating a bridge between worthy entrepreneurs and Honduran commercial banks. Intercultural
    • A Questionable Medical Procedure Dr. Elizabeth Heeg ’01, biology students | VPH 121 Students in Dr. Heeg’s molecular genetics class will share the story of Henrietta Lacks and the questionable ethics involved in her contribution to countless medical advances. Medical Ethics
    • Loving Someone with Depression Emily Reyes, Genesis Torres, Anthony Wubben | VPH 126 How can we be Jesus’ hands, feet and listening ears to our neighbors suffering from depression? Mental Health
    • Doing Justice with Limited Time Michael Simmelink | VPH 201 Explore the pitfalls and potential of participating in short-term missions. Missions
    • Experiencing God’s Grace Kate Kosters, Rebekah Mabrey | DLC, Vogel Community Room, east Kate and Rebekah will share stories of heartbreak and hope from their SOS experiences in Malawi and Bolivia. Missions
    • Shalom Phil Lindell Detweiler | VPH 203 Phil, of Urban Ventures, will lead a discussion exploring how shalom (Isaiah 65) can serve as a paradigm for holistic church involvement in the world. Missions
    • Fair Enough? Joseph Gray, Paige Rensink | VPH 111 Are we post-racial enough in the U.S. that we no longer need laws to protect the civil rights of minority groups? Policy
    • Low-Income Living Dr. Scott Monsma (Sociology), Taylor Studer | VPH 204 Attendees will participate in a simulated experience that demonstrates the tough choices faced by low-income families. Poverty
    • A Reconciler’s Journey Marque Jensen | VPH 301 Marque will describe his journey from farm boy to urban community developer and justice advocate in north Minneapolis. Reconciliation
    • Mandela’s Justice Gilberta Daka, Patricia Daka, Teresa Odera | VPH 309 The late Nelson Mandela’s inspiring example is not just for South Africa, but for the whole continent—and the world. Reconciliation
    • Who Cares? Taylor Nienhuis, Connor Shaull, Taylor Stephens, Chelsea Weidner | VPH 117 Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” These FYS students aim to inspire participants to care about four relatively unknown justice issues in our world today. Social Justice
    • Lessons from Romania Josiah Veurink | DLC, Vogel Community Room, west Romania Semester alum Josiah will compare and contrast the ways Christians in Eastern Europe and North America live their faith. Study Abroad
    • Is Justice Judgment? Chris McLaughlin | VPH 129 Christians sometimes equate justice with judgment? But what would Jesus do? Theology
    • Justice in Jesus’ Bible Hebrew students | VPH 123 Students in Dr. Mead’s Hebrew class will share how the Hebrew Bible described and advocated for justice. Theology
    • Christian Views on War and Peace Julie Vermeer Elliot ’97 (Dean of Student Life) | VPH 307 Should the followers of the Prince of Peace engage in war? If not, why not? If so, on what grounds? War
    • Unashamed Heidi Gritters | VPH 207 Discuss the ways in which women today are still shamed and in need of Jesus’ redemption and restoration. Women
  • 11:15 p.m.

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    • Lunch Vermeer Dining Room Discussion with the Rev. Salvatierra
  • 1:15 p.m.

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    • Where Do I Go From Here? Benjamin Pitzen ’06 | DLC, Vogel Community Room, center Ben will offer practical and radical suggestions for living a justice lifestyle, based on his experiences in Chicago as a volunteer with Mission Year, AmeriCorps and the Tolton Center. Community Development
    • Hard Truths About America’s Justice System Julie Vermeer Elliot ’97 (Dean of Student Life) | VPH 309 Julie will lead a discussion of a Bryan Stevenson’s TED Talk on racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. Criminal Justice
    • Jesus at the Table Rev. Blaine Crawford ’09 | VPH 205 Rev. Crawford, pastor at Lakeview Community Church, Rochester, N.Y., asks, "Did Jesus talk about food justice?" Find out what the Gospels teach about table manners and social graces. Food
    • What We’ve Learned from Our Hispanic Neighbors Katrina Axtell, Brady Dyson, Josh Kester, Kubbe | DLC, Vogel Community Room, west What is it like to be one of the 50 million Hispanics in the U.S. waiting for immigration reform? Listen to stories from Hispanics and discuss the implications for the rest of us. Immigration
    • Hope for Opelousas Hannah McBride ’09 (Resident Director), Isaiah Twitty | VPH 123 Hope for Opelousas in Louisiana is an SSP site. Hannah and Isaiah will share information and encourage participants to serve outside their comfort zones. Intercultural
    • Spanglish: Growing Up Latino in America Eduardo Rodriguez '11 | VPH 129 Latino outreach is not a one-size-fits-all ministry. Ed has ministered to Latino youth in Chicago and northwest Iowa and will share ways the church can better engage Latino teens. Intercultural
    • Yoked with Unbelievers Dr. John Hubers ’76 (Religion) | VPH 301 Explore the implications for Christian witness when believers are engaged in justice ministry alongside people of no or different faith. Interfaith Issues
    • God Speaks MY Language! JP Sundararajan ’00 | VPH 121 JP, who works with Audio Scripture Ministries, will share how God’s word is a powerful source of hope for Indian communities oppressed through caste or social stigma discrimination. Missions
    • The Least of These Lauren Bell, Matt Dowie | VPH 203 Lauren and Matt will share insights they gained from their work with U.S. mission organizations. Missions
    • Virtue, Exemplarity and the Science of Morality Drs. Gregory Peterson, Michael Spezio, James Van Slyke | VPH 207 At the invitation of Dr. Ralph Davis, three Templeton Foundation scholars will discuss and answer questions about their interdisciplinary approach to understanding the motivation for moral action. Morality
    • Justice Where It's Hardest Kendra Kleinwolterink, Holly Stewart ’13 | VPH 119 Kendra and Holly, who works at The Bridge in Orange City, will explore how the gospel influences our ideas about justice when we live in a culture where poverty is hard to visualize. Poverty
    • Discrimination Isaac Gross, Paul Hubbard | VPH 127 Experience first-hand what it feels like to be treated unjustly simply because you’re different. Reconciliation
    • Jesus the Privileged Kevin McMahan (Associate Dean for Intercultural Affairs), Carly Rozeboom, Michael Simmelink | VPH 313 What did Jesus say about privilege, and how did he use his privilege to further justice? Reconciliation
    • Catholic Social Teaching Andy Downs, Madigan Maere, Joleen Wilhelm | VPH 201 Pope Francis’ letter “Joy of the Gospel” has more than just Catholics thinking about social and economic justice. Social Justice
    • How Would Jesus Shop? Margo and Rein Vanderhill | VPH 307 As Hands Around the World volunteers, the Vanderhills will share a documentary about fair trade principles and participation. Social Justice
    • Justice in Jesus’ Parables Drs. Mike Kugler (History), Randy Jensen, Don Wacome (Philosophy) | VPH 204 Justice can mean “getting what one deserves,” but Jesus’ parables offer a more complex, challenging picture of justice. Theology
    • Injustices in Your Backyard Dr. Doug Anderson (History) | VPH 111 Learn more about injustices of the Dakota War, including the largest mass execution in U.S. history, which took place in Mankato, Minn. War
    • Girl Power Sara Nessa ’06 and Ashley Stanislav ’06 | DLC, Vogel Community Room, east Learn how educating and empowering girls improves their prospects and quality of life as women. Women
    • Sex Trafficking Kelsey Doornenbal and Alison Mathis | VPH 117 Kelsey and Alison will share statistics and stories with a goal of raising awareness about the worldwide problem of sex trafficking. Women
  • 2:30 p.m.

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    • The PRACTICE of Faith-Rooted Organizing and Biblically Based Advocacy Rev. Alexia Salvatierra | RSC gym Rev. Alexia Salvatierra is an ordained Lutheran pastor in Lost Angeles and the author of Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World. Salvatierra has led social justice efforts among immigrants and low-wage workers, homeless people, gang members, and poor women in the Philippines. She has received numerous awards, including the Amos Award from Sojourners.
  • 7:00 p.m.

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    • Documentary film: The House I Live In DLC Vogel Community Room Acclaimed documentary about the real impact of the U.S. War on Drugs. One of the speakers featured in the documentary, the Honorable Judge Mark Bennett, Sioux City, will be at the showing and will participate in a Q&A afterward.