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Religious Freedom PosterFebruary 19-21, 2010

Pepperdine School of Law's Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics hosted, "The Role of the Church in Doing Justice," on Friday, February 19, at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. The conference was co-sponsored by the International Justice Mission and Advocates International.

Featuring some of the church's foremost Christian leaders, the event explored the biblical foundations of justice, the history of the church's leadership and failure of leadership on social justice issues, and the ways that churches today can address the mandate to "seek justice." The conference was cosponsored by International Justice Mission (IMJ) and Advocates International (AI).

Panels and presentations included:
• The Biblical Foundations for Justice
• Mobilizing the Church to Seek Justice
• Seeking Justice Domestically
• Seeking Justice Globally

Featured speakers included:
• Rich Stearns, President, World Vision U.S.
Kay Warren, Saddleback Church
Joseph D'Souza, International President, Dalit Freedom Network
Michael Cromartie, Vice President, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Sean Litton, VP Field Operations, International Justice Mission
Mark Labberton, Director of the Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute for Preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary

For more details, download the conference brochure here.