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Room 2
SUNDAY August 26, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
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What is the relationship between spirituality and activism? What is the role of faith in politics? From abolition and the civil rights movement to anti-war activism and the Poor People’s Campaign, people of faith and their institutions have been at the forefront of social change. Concern for the earth and the welfare of humanity is at the heart of an aware and mature spirituality. Even Christians are discovering God’s cry for justice in the Bible. This panel will discuss the legal, ideological, ethical, and practical implications of spiritual and religious activism.


Rich Procida is an attorney and the author of a textbook on foreign comparative law and social science entitled “Social Issues in Global Perspective: Pornography.” He grew up in South Whittier, attended Rio Hondo Community College, and transferred to the University of Southern California. After... Read more
Una Lee Jost is a Asian-American lawyer mom with a solo law practice ( providing outside general counsel services to nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Prior to that, she was a civil litigator for downtown Los Angeles law firms as well as in-house counsel for a private... Read more
Lisa Snow has studied factors which influence us subconsciously with a focus on media. She recently published Mind, Media and Madness which explains in very simple terms how our minds work, how media works and how these two can combine to work in insidious ways which distort our worldviews and... Read more
Joseph Dowd is a philosophy professor and an amateur scholar of religion. He has a fairly unique background, having been born in South Korea but adopted by Irish-American parents. He currently works as a professor of philosophy at Cal State San Bernardino, teaching classes on philosophy, ethics,... Read more