2018 Annual Faith Leaders Gathering Thursday Eve, November 29, 7 PM— Opening Ecumenical Worship – Bishop Frank Madison Reid III, AME Ecumenical & Urban Affairs Friday, November 30 9 AM-2 PMCrafting the Florida Narrative with the Gospel. – Rev. Dr.David A. Hooker Mt. Olive AME Church 600 Jones St, Clearwater, FL 33755 A day of profound reflection on the church’s role in God’s response to the cries of suffering in society at this critical moment of transition. Workshop leader David Anderson Hooker, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, and long-term member of JustPeace Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation (UMC). Dr. Hooker will help us understand the church’s unique, multidimensional position for determining society’s underlying narrative and lead us in crafting a new and preferred narrative for Florida that incorporates biblical justice, compassion, and redemption. A limited number of hotel rooms for participants are available at the Marriott Residence Inn in Clearwater. Please indicate your need when registering. “Stand Your Ground, Adverse Prosecution, Mass Incarceration, Rising Debt, Climate Change, Broken Schools, Voter Suppression, Prejudice, Bias, and Hate.” Let the church craft the hopeful narrative that follows the long arc of the universe bending toward justice.