2020 Florida Clergy Convening (virtual)
Thursday, September 17
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The 2020 Florida Clergy Convening is coming up on Thursday, September 17 at 1:00 p.m. This free event will be held virtually this year. The convening is hosted by the Florida Council of Churches and presented by Pastors for Florida Children. Please help us spread the work about this event by forwarding this email to those within your network who may want to attend. Click here to register: www.bit.ly/FLCLERGY2020.
The theme for this year’s convening is, “Building a Faithful Democracy: Hope to Face the Future.” Our featured speaker is Rev. Jennifer Butler. Rev. Butler serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Faith in Public Life (FPL). FPL has played an important role in changing the narrative about the role of faith in politics by empowering religious leaders to fight for social justice and the common good. Workshops will also be offered during the convening on three critical topics. We all want to be well informed on social justice matters as we vote by mail or head to the polls for the 2020 election.
Convening Schedule:
1:00 p.m. Welcome, Spiritual Reflection by Rev. Jennifer Butler, Faithful Voter Response
2:00 p.m. Workshop – Transforming Public Education
3:00 p.m. Workshop – Transforming Criminal Justice
3:45 p.m. Workshop – Transforming Immigration
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
Workshop Leadership:
Faith in Florida – Nancy Palacios, Deputy Director
Florida American Civil Liberties Union – Kara Gross, Legislative Director
Florida School Boards Assoc. – BillieAnne Gay, Director of Advocacy & Legislative Services
Southern Poverty Law Center – Carrie Boyd, Florida Policy Council
Pastors for Florida Children – Rev. James T. Golden & Rev. Rachel Gunter Shapard, Co-founders
Please register for the virtual event here: www.bit.ly/FLCLERGY2020. A link to the webinar will be emailed to you for log-in purposes. For more information contact Rev. James T. Golden at jamethegold@aol.com or Rev. Rachel Gunter Shapard at rguntershapard@cbf.net.
Sincerely,
Rev. James T. Golden
Chair, Social Action Committee,
Florida African Methodist Episcopal Church
Rev. Rachel Gunter Shapard
Regional Vice President,
Together for Hope Black Belt