Prophetic Resistance Summit

Attendees will map a plan for prophetic resistance in advance of the 2018 mid-term elections. The leaders have pledged to righteously resist immoral policies that are rooted in racism. They will discuss civil disobedience and disruption as possible strategies to urge policymakers to create legislation that benefits the whole. The goal is to in insert a moral core in local, state, and national elections.

“We can no longer sit on the sidelines as the floodwaters of injustice roll over our families,” said Rev. Clarence C. Moore, IndyCAN Pastor of New Era Church, in Indianapolis.  “My prayer is that the work we commit to here ends the legacy of white supremacy – from mass incarceration to deportation, rather than passing them to the next generation.”

Conference leaders hope to position people of faith to successfully adopt a theology of resistance that includes electoral engagement and voter outreach. In Indiana, faith leaders plan to hold 100,000 conversations with voters largely bypassed by campaigns and parties, in what is expected to be the largest volunteer-led vote education program of a decade to build a new block of religious voters committed to hold candidates running for office accountable to a racial and economic justice policy agenda that puts families first.


WHAT: ‘Prophetic Resistance Summit’

WHEN: October 23rd – 25th, 2017

WHERE: J.W. Marriott, 10 S. West Street, Indianapolis 46204

WHO: The gathering is organized by PICO National Network, the largest faith-based organizing networks in the United States, and its state-based federations, ‘Faith in Indiana’ and the AMOS Project. ‘Faith in Indiana’ (formerly the Indianapolis Congregation Action Network) partners with the 17 largest denominations in Indiana to act collectively for racial and economic justice. Indiana’s top denominational leaders speaking at the event include;

  • The Right Rev. Teresa Hord-Owens, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • The Right Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis
  • Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning-Francis, Vice-President and Academic Dean of Christian Theological Seminary
  • Rev. Heather Apel, Auxilary Bishop of the Indiana Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
  • Rabbi Brett Kirtchiver, Senior Rabbi of Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
  • Rev. Ronald Covington, Vice President of the General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Indiana