2012 National Gathering Speakers

Opening Video: Welcome to Washington

Hilda Solis, United States Secretary of Labor

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Opening Plenary: “The Bible and Just Economy”

Dr. Margaret Aymer, Associate Professor, New Testament, Interdenominational Theological Center

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Policy Plenaries: “Economy, Livelihood and Our Economic Priorities”

Dr. Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary & Columbia University

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Ellen Nissenbaum, Senior Vice-President for Governmental Affairs, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities

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Advocacy Plenary I: “Let’s Be Christian Advocates!”

Sr. Marge Clark, BVM, Ed.D., NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Crickett Nicovich, RESULTS
Mr. Russ Testa, Franciscan Friars (OFM), Holy Name Province, Office for Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation

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Sunday Sermon: “Who Are the Poor?”

Dr. Arturo Chávez, President and CEO of the Mexican American Catholic College 

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Advocacy Plenary II: “Let’s Be Christian Community Organizers!”

Sr. Marge Clark, BVM, Ed.D., NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Meredith Dodson
Crickett Nicovich, RESULTS
Mr. Russ Testa, Franciscan Friars (OFM), Holy Name Province, Office for Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation

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Banquet Plenary: “Make a Joyful Noise!”

Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver II

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National Gathering Moderators

Rev. Mari Castellanos, Policy Advocate for Domestic Issues, Justice and Witness Ministries Washington Office, United Church of Christ

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Sr. Marge Clark, BVM, Ed.D., Lobbyist, NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

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