Union Hosts Panel Discussion at the DNC

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UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY HOSTS FAITH LEADERS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION TO DISCUSS HOW FAITH SPARKS SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND LASTING CHANGE
(New York, NY July 22, 2016) — Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins, Senior Vice President for Innovation in Public Programs at Union Theological Seminary, whose programs include LGBT outreach and work on issues surrounding Islamophobia, will be among the speakers on a panel convened by Union for a discussion on “Faith: An Enduring Element for Movement-Building and Social Change. The session will be held on Thursday, July 28, 12:30 – 2 p.m., at the American Institute of Architects on 1218 Arch Street, just across from the Philadelphia Convention Center, site of the Democratic National Convention.
From its inception, American history has been marked with examples of how people of faith have used their voices to fuel the pursuit of profound social change. Panelists will explore how that tradition has been interwoven with the quests for justice and equality; how this compares with the role faith has played in social change movements worldwide; and how faith helps provoke compassion and progress in the face of the most challenging social and political issues of our time.
“There are voices taking shape now around the issues of police and gun violence that are going to have impact going forth,” Dr. Harkins said. “Who would have thought that groups such as Black Lives Matter would have an impact on thousands of people who are really trying on all sides of the

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