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Inaugural Conference

The First Annual Institute for
Justice Formation Conference

June 17-18, 2021

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The Institute for Justice Formation sponsors “In Search of Biblical Justice,” an annual conference for professors, pastors, students, and public advocates to challenge us through worship, presentations, panels, and workshops to wake up and stay awake to God’s love for justice. If you would like to attend or find out more about the conference, please contact us at

The Mission of The Institute for Justice Formation (IJF) is to establish enduring, robust relationships between religious and cultural institutions through a holistic program of Worship, Education, and Advocacy.


Thursday, June 17, 2021

12:45 pm

1:00 pm


In Search of Biblical Justice

Dr. William Smith

Pastor Samuel L. Feemster

1:30 pm

God, Jesus, and Justice

Moderator: Dr. John Lee

Presenters: Dr. Daniel Dapaah;

Dr. Daniel Carro

3:00 pm


3:30 pm

Justice, Church, and Society

Moderator: Samuel Feemster

Presenters: Dr. Henry L. Allen;

Dr. Carl Jensen

5:00 pm

Dinner Break

7:00 pm

Justice as Worship Introduction


Pastor Danielle Bridgeforth

Rev. Dr. Paul Flowers, Sr.


Friday, June 18, 2021

10:30 am

Biblical Justice and Theological Education

                                       Dr. Larry Golemon

                                       Dr. Cheryl J. Sanders

12:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 pm

Justice Formation Fellowship

                                      Rev. Andre Towner

1:30 pm

Critical Engagement with Biblical Justice

                                      Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Willetts

                                     Presenters: Dr. Michael Barram; Dr. Angela Parker

3:00 pm


3:30 pm

Justice at Work

                                     Moderator: Pastor Drew Hill

                                     Presenters: Dr. Inez Tuck; Tara Murray, Esq.

5:30 pm


                                     Samuel L. Feemster, Director