The Sanctuary Covenant Church will host the 2nd Annual Justice Weekend with special Guest Lisa Sharon Harper on October 1st and 2nd.
Join us as we explore the intersection of faith and justice in the Church. At this year’s justice weekend we will focus on the concept of Shalom and Witness with author Lisa Sharon Harper.
Justice Weekend Registration Includes:
- Keynote, Interactive Workshop, Q&A and booksigning on Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9am-3pm, with Lisa Sharon Harper
- A copy of Harper’s book, The Very Good Gospel.
Registration Fee: $20
Open to all: Sunday worship service at The Sanctuary Covenant Church with special guest Lisa Sharon Harper on Sunday, October 2, 2016, 10am.
Shalom is the ‘very good’ in the gospel.
Grounded in the story of God and all creation, The Very Good Gospel journeys from Genesis to Revelation, exploring God’s original intent for a thriving world in light of today’s headlines. Discover the way to reconciliation with self, within families, across ethnic groups, genders, and nations, and between humanity and the rest of creation. Through a careful exploration of the biblical text, in The Very Good Gospel Lisa Sharon Harper shows us what “very good” can look like today—in real time.
Bio: Lisa Sharon Harper
Chief Church Engagement Officer, Sojourners
Through preaching, writing, training, network development, and public witness Ms. Harper engages the church in the work of justice and peacemaking. As Chief Church Engagement Officer at Sojourners, Ms. Harper manages Christian networks and develops coalitions focused on racial justice, environmental justice, foreign policy, and evangelical public witness.
Having earned her masters degree in Human Rights from Columbia University in New York City, Ms. Harper’s books include: Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican…or Democrat(2008); Left, Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics, co-written with D.C. Innes (an evangelical Republican who is also a Tea-Partier), (2011); and Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith (2014). Ms. Harper’s most recent book, The Very Good Gospel, was released this past June 2016.
Ms. Harper was named “#5 of the Top 13 Women to Watch in 2012” by the Center for American Progress, was awarded the 2013 Faith and Justice Leadership Award by the National Black Women’s Roundtable, was awarded the National Council of La Raza Capital Award for Public Service in 2013 and was recognized in 2015 as one of “50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders to Celebrate on International Women’s Day” by the Huffington Post.
Schedule: Saturday, October 1, 9am – 3pm at North High School
9am Check-in, Coffee and Snacks.
10am Welcome to Justice Weekend and Worship
10:15am Part 1: Keynote with Lisa Sharon Harper
11:45am Lunch and book signing
1-3pm Part 2: Interactive Workshop — Shalom and Witness with Lisa Sharon Harper
Q&A, Closing Remarks and book signing
Schedule: Sunday, October 2, 10-11:30am
Part 3: Keynote #2 — Sermon by Lisa Sharon Harper at The Sanctuary Covenant Church Worship Service @ North High School