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The King and Faith Forum: The Time for Justice

January 19, 2020

4:15 pm

Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of California, presented in partnership with The Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation. Organized around the MLK2020 theme of The Time for Justice, the conversation is designed to create a space to critique, analyze and thoughtfully question assumptions about King and faith, King and community and King and society, and to ignite greater dialogue and programs of action that will infuse the positive force of justice.

There is a service at 3 p.m. in the Great Quire of Grace Cathedral in celebration of Dr. King, Jr.



 About the Panelists

Rev. Dr. Dorsey O. Blake currently serves as Faculty Associate, Leadership and Social Transformation at Pacific School of Religion and as Board Chair for IDA, a social networking platform that seeks to empower women and communities of color most affected by today’s economic crisis.

Dr. Munir Jiwa is the Founding Director of the Center for Islamic Studies and Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Anthropology at the Graduate Theological Union. He also is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Anthropology at the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi is the Vice Provost for Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach and an associate professor of organizations, communication and leadership at the University of San Francisco.

About the Moderator

The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus is the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California. Prior to his election in 2006, he served as Bishop Suffragan in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.  His leadership has focused on key issues related to peace and justice, including immigration reform, civil rights for LBGTQ+ persons, health care, and climate change. Bishop Andrus serves on the boards of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, California Pacific Medical Center, the Episcopal Impact Fund, the Episcopal School for Deacons, Episcopal Community Services, and the American Bach Soloists, among other foundations.


Gresham Hall


Free and open to all


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