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Former North Carolina state campaign manager for Bernie Sanders and former campaign manager for Charlotte mayor Vi Lyles, Aisha is a savvy and experienced political strategist with a strong faith and creative arts background that informs all that she does.
Faith in Action: My Voice in the World (Art and Politics)
Making a Difference Where You Are
Amy believes everyone needs a village. That’s why she created BeLoved Asheville, a nonprofit that helps those living on the fringes of society.
The Gospel on Cardboard
The Radical Art of Making Home
Our Superpower is Boundary Crossing
Anita creates a safe place in which students can: practice yoga and meditation, let go of all judgment and distraction, and release self-doubt.
What Does It Mean to Truly Embody Jesus?
Practicing Presence, Wholeness & Integration
Exploring Shalom with Breath, Body & Mind
Anthony is one of the curators (along with this wife Toni Cook-Smith) of Mission House, a kingdom experiment in Salisbury, NC.
Hidden Fire: Cultivating a Discipleship Culture of Jesus Revolutionaries
Postcolonial Hush Harbors
Thin Places in the Wild
Ash Love is the Director of Faith Organizing for The Freedom Center for Social Justice. She is also a published poet, social justice blogger, and visual artist, exhibiting work in both US/International poetry journals and visual artist exhibitions.
Intersectional Organizing: Faith, Justice, and the LGBTQ Community
Guerilla Affirming: Radical Inclusivity
Millennial Theology: Leaving the Church, Finding God
Corey is the founder and director of BRIDGE Interfaith Alliance. The goal of the organization is to fill the gap between Christianity and other faiths, teaching Christians how to be comfortable in diverse spiritual and faith environments.
Interfaith Cooperation and Activism
The Injustice of Racial Reconciliation Without Redemption
Transformational Leadership/Leadership Through Change
Darren Calhoun is a justice advocate, worship leader, and photographer based out of Chicago. He works to bridge connections between people of differing perspectives through story and relationship.
The Intersection of Race and LGBTQ Identity
Is Your Church Really Welcoming to LGBTQ People?
Make Love Louder: how to help people put their bodies where their hearts are
Deb Cuny, M.Div., is a storyteller activist, restorative justice practitioner, consultant, and writer. Deb also serves as a spokesperson and advisory member for the #BornPerfect Campaign to End Conversion Therapy.
Jesus Loves (All) the Little Children: LGBTQ Conversion Therapy
Healing the Wounds of Oppression: Restorative Justice Practices
In the Name of God: Trauma and the Church
Born and raised in the Deep South of the U.S., Jayme learned early on about negotiating boundaries related to race, gender, identity, conflict and peace, politics and faith and uses those skills in her work as a public theologian. Her book Safeguarding the Stranger: An Abrahamic Theology and Ethic of Protective Hospitality was published by Wipf & Stock in 2016. She lives in Dorset, England.
Safeguarding the Stranger: An Abrahamic Theology and Ethic of Protective Hospitality
#MeToo Jesus: Why Naming Jesus as a Victim of Sexual Abuse Matters
We Are Made of Stories: Reading Contemporary Fiction as Sacred Text
Kathy co-pastors The Refuge, a mission center and Christian community in North Denver dedicated to those on the margins of life and faith.
Safer People, Safer Communities
The Power of With
Mark is the Executive Director of the Center for Prophetic Imagination in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2004, Mark and his wife Amy founded what is now the Wildflower Worker, where they still reside. Mark is an original co-founder of Transform Network, as well.
Welcoming the Jubilee
The Stories We Live By
Melissa M. McDaniel is an educator, choreographer, and community organizer. Her work aims to combine her love of dance with her experience as an educator and her passion for social justice.
Movement of the Movement: Embodying the Spirit of the Fight for Social Justice
United We Dance
Exploring Dance as a Form of Worship
Onleilove (pronounced Onlylove) Chika Alston, founder of Prophetic Whirlwind, was born and raised in East New York, Brooklyn. Onleilove is also a community organizer, speaker, and writer with a deep dedication to declaring the full Good News of Scripture, developing disciples of Yahshua and building bridges between Africans of faith in the diaspora and Africans of faith in Africa.
Deconstructing the Theology of White Supremacy
Song of Songs and The Implicit Bias of Colorism
What Isaiah 61 Teaches Us About Faith Organizing Led by The Poor
Regina believes strongly that we all are here for a very distinctive purpose, and no one should miss the opportunities that God planned specifically for him or her to fulfill.
Recognizing, Resolving, and Restoring God's People
Standing Up in a Culture of Oppression
Divinely and Inspired Women in Ministry: Overcoming the Struggles and Stereotypes to Walk in your Divinely Inspired Destiny
Father Shannon T.L. Kearns is a writer, speaker, and theologian. He is the co-founder of Queer Theology. He is also the founder of Uprising Theatre Company. He is an ordained priest in the Old Catholic Church. Fr. Shay is a sought after speaker on queer theology, transgender issues, and the intersections of identity and faith.
Subversive Stories: The Power of Narrative
Gender Identity and Faith
Sacred Stories and Sacred Texts
Stephen is National Faith Organizer for Repairers of the Breach, the non-profit organization founded and led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, and for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
The Future of Christianity in the U.S.
Kingdom Journalism: Storytelling and the Magnalia Dei
Social Media for Churches
Steve is an artist-, scholar-, contemplative-activist –– all of which come together in the vocation of cultivating a way to see, in order to bear witness to the world both as it is, and as it could be.
Contemplation & Resistance: Liberation from a Divided and Divisive Self in both its Individual and Collective forms
White Lies Matter: The Delusions and Lies we Tell Ourselves
Invitation from the Margins: We Greet You As Your Liberators
We Are Already One: Becoming Who We Are
Tommy currently serves as volunteer coordinator / cook / development / marketing coordinator at F.A.R.M. Cafe, which is a pay-what-you-can community restaurant located in Boone, NC.
Feed All Regardless of Means (F.A.R.M.): The Story of a Community Cafe
From Transactional to Transformational: Shifting Value Systems
One World Everybody Eats: The Movement and How Your Community Can Become a Part of It
Vahisha is a faith-rooted organizer working at the intersections of faith, social justice, and mental health. She is the Executive Director of Movement in Faith, a fiscal sponsee of Transform Network.
Move in Faith: Intersectionality in Social Change
Implicit Bias/Racial Awareness Training
Destigmatizing/Integrating Mental Health and Wellness in Faith Communities
Faithful Protest: Civil Disobedience Training
Xan West is a preacher of Black Lives Matter and other millennial liberation theologies, a teacher of liturgical direct action, a grassroots organizer, mystic, and ritual holder. She is a Black queer femme and a pretty darn good mom.
Liturgical Direct Action
Faith on the Front Lines