2014 National Gathering Speakers
The 2014 National Gathering boasted a wide array of speakers with a range of national and international experience. Below is a summary listing of the speaking events and speakers. For more information about our speakers, and to view resources from their presentations select a venue from the list at the right.
Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO, Church World Service
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Sister Dianna M. Ortiz, OSU, Associate Director, Education for Justice Project, Center of Concern
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Douglas M. Grace, M.Div., S.T.M., Director, Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice
Read more about Doug on EAD’s Leadership page.
National Gathering Moderator Introductions
Sr. Marge Clark, BVM, Ed.D., Lobbyist, NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
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Rev. Michael Neuroth, Policy Advocate for International Issues, United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries
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Rev. John Dear, Peace Activist, Author, Organizer, Lecturer and Outreach Coordinator for Pace E Bene
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Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love, Professor of International Relation, Politics Department, The Catholic University of America; Core Group Member, Department of State’s Working Group on Religion and Foreign Policy, and expert on international security and peacebuilding. Read more about Dr. Love.
Printed resource from talk available.
Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, Director of Public Witness, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
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Rev. Dr. James E. Atwood, PCUSA (Ret.)
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Motiva Johnson, M.S.W., Executive Director, MECA, Inc.
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Eugenio Weigend, Ph.D. Cand., EGAP Tecnologico de Monterrey
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Bryan Miller, Executive Director, Heeding God’s Call
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James E. Winkler, General Secretary and President of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
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Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith, Executive Director, The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis
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Holly Maassarani, Prince George’s County Restorative Justice Program
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Alissa Wilson, Public Education and Advocacy Coordinator for Africa at The American Friends Service Committee
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Herman Kumara, Convener of the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (Sri Lanka) and Chair of Praja Abhilasha, a network partnered within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Joining Hands Initiative
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Rev. Dr. Michael James Oleksa, Pastor and Professor
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