Do Justice Conference with Bryan Stevenson

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Do Justice Conference with Bryan Stevenson

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm



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The Do Justice Conference is for pastors and faith leaders to explore how racial justice is an essential part of the gospel. As we confront the ethical issues of mass incarceration and racial tension in society, we will explore our Biblical mandate to uphold principles of compassion, justice and forgiveness.

Touted as one of the country’s most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates, Bryan Stevenson will share an impactful message on the power of just mercy to break the generational cycles of retribution, victimization and abuse of power.  Stevenson’s message brings in the historical context and current realities of unfair incarceration rates, the presumption of dangerousness and guilt that children of color experience, and the trauma that is passed on for generations due to our societies’ avoidance of its legacy of racial terror.

This conference will look into how the Church can commit to engaging as ambassadors of reconciliation and restoration. As people of faith, we are required by the Lord to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God. Christians need to recognize our call to defend the powerless in an unjust system.  Mr. Stevenson will offer Biblical concepts and practical ways for ministers to change the narrative of systemic racism, and make strides toward creating a culture of true justice, forgiveness and compassion.


Bryan Stevenson | Keynote Speaker

Bryan Stevenson is one of the country’s most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates. A MacArthur fellow and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is a founding leader of the movement against mass incarceration in the U.S. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, the author of the recent New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. He was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people of 2015, made Fortune’s 2016 World’s Greatest Leaders list, and is the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant.

Learn more about Bryan Stevenson here.



Dr. Kenneth Young 

Dr. Kenneth Young is the Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ministries at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, Minnesota. His teaching includes topics on Diversity and Cultural Influences, Cultural Diversity, Ethic, and Leadership, Systematic Theology, Contemporary Issues, and more. In April of 2003, he was honored by the hometown community for a Martin Luther King achievement. His life’s work has been embedded with educating on the issues of Race and Ethnic Diversity in America, and the call for Biblical Justice and Racial Reconciliation. 

Learn more about Dr. Kenneth Young here.





1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Registration is open!

Biblical Mandate for Justice
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Young, D. Min., Ph.D.
Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ministries

Pursuing Racial Justice and Reconciliation
Keynote Speaker: Bryan Stevenson
Attorney, human rights activist, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of Just Mercy

Breakout Sessions and Discussions
We will investigate specific issues of justice in our community and nation today, and will be led by local expert leaders and practitioners.


5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Optional  boxed meal is available for purchase for the Do Justice Conference for those planning to attend the Evening with Bryan Stevenson. Registration is required for both events.

Separate Event 


6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Space is limited

Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference
Keynote Speaker: Bryan Stevenson
Attorney, human rights activist, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of Just Mercy


*There will be a separate event, An Evening with Bryan Stevenson, after the Do Justice Conference.
*Registration is required for the separate events.
*An optional boxed dinner will be available for purchase during the 60 minute break between the two events.



Christ Presbyterian Church

6901 Normandale Road

Edina, MN 55435

Conveniently located in Edina on MN-100.

Free parking is available on site. 


Need directions? Click here.









Registration is open!

$79: Do Justice Conference | optional $10: Boxed Dinner (provided on site)

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Registration Details:

• The Do Justice Conference and An Evening with Bryan Stevenson are two separate events; if you plan to attend both events, please be sure to register for both.

Attendees registering for the Do Justice Conference will have the option to register for just the Do Justice Conference or they will have the ability to register for both the Do Justice Conference + An Evening with Bryan Stevenson on the registration page.

There is a group rate for the “Do Justice Only” ticket for groups of more than five. For groups bringing 5-10 individuals, an automatic discount of $10 will be applied to tickets 5-10.

Attendees joining both events will have a 60 minute break between the Do Justice Conference and An Evening with Bryan Stevenson.

• Attendees of both events will have the option of going offsite for dinner or they may purchase a boxed meal, served on site. Boxed meals must be purchased through the Do Justice Conference registration.

Attendees wishing to attend only An Evening with Bryan Stevenson, click here.  Please note, this event may sell out. If tickets remain from priority registration, tickets will be available September 4th.



Who are the speakers?

Bryan Stevenson, Dr. Kenneth Young, and more. Visit the link to learn more.

Will childcare be provided?

No, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate childcare for this event.

What should I bring?

We encourage you to bring a Bible, a notebook and a friend.

Do I have to register now or can I do it at the door?

We highly recommend registering as soon as possible! We anticipate selling out before the conference, so take advantage of our online registration, which is now open!

Where is the conference located?

The conference is held at Christ Presbyterian Church – 6901 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55435.

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November 8
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Christ Presbyterian Church
6901 Normandale Rd
Edina, MN 55435 United States


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