Beloved Community and Beyond

Created by philosopher-theologian Josiah Royce and popularized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the idea of “Beloved Community” is rooted in creating progress and peace through inclusivity, understanding, goodwill, nonviolent conflict resolution, and reconciliation. This panel will highlight the principle that none of us are free until all of us are free; discuss lessons learned from international movements; and share a vision for engaging the faith community in creating a global Beloved Community.


Moderator: Mark Thompson, Make it Plain

Brea Baker, Gathering for Justice

Kiratiana Freelon, Journalist

Dr. Shirley Weber, CA House of Representatives

Pastor Michael A. Walrond, Jr., Pastor, FCBC

Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener, National African American Reparations Commission