Justice Conference 2013: Impacting a generation for justice

World Vision will be at The Justice Conference, inviting justice-minded individuals to join a movement to end preventable child deaths, one of the greatest injustices of our time.

Published February 1, 2013 at 12:00am PST

Later this month, advocates with a passion for justice will descend upon Philadelphia to take part in The Justice Conference, an annual event to promote dialogue around justice-related issues like human trafficking, slavery, poverty, HIV and AIDS, and human rights.

Guest speakers for this year’s event include Gary Haugen, John Perkins, Lynn Hybels, Shane Claiborne, Eugene Cho, and Sheryl WuDunn, among others. Attendees are invited to participate in challenging pre-conference workshops and conference sessions, and the attend the first annual World Vision Justice Film Festival.

Conference details

Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Pennsylvania Convention Center

When:
>> Pre-conference: Friday, February 22
>> Main conference: Saturday, February 23
>> World Vision Film Festival: Sunday, February 24

Register today. Early registration ends on February 10.

 

Why we will be at The Justice Conference

The preventable deaths of nearly 19,000 children under 5 every day is one of the greatest injustices of our time. But a gathering of justice-minded believers can help create the momentum needed to end this atrocity.

On February 22, we are hosting a pre-conference session called “Doing the work of justice: Mobilizing your church to respond to global poverty through biblically based advocacy.” We’ll discuss the biblical foundation for advocacy and equip you and your church to take concrete steps to help end preventable maternal and child deaths.

As a conference attendee, you’ll have the opportunity to help assemble World Vision Caregiver Kits. These kits — filled with basic supplies like cotton balls, painkillers, and a flashlight — equip local volunteers to care for fellow community members suffering from AIDS.

World Vision is also privileged to sponsor the Justice Film Festival, which runs throughout the duration of the conference, and culminates with a premiere screening event on Sunday, February 24.

Grammy-nominated recording artist and author Michael Gungor will serve as special guest judge and artist-in-residence for the Justice Film Festival. All film festival registrants are invited to hear Michael Gungor perform and discuss his new book, “The Crowd, The Critic, and The Muse.”

Register today! Be sure to visit us the conference.