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Wednesday, April 19 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Conscious City Conference: Faith in Action: The Role of the Church in Community Flourishing

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What are the roles that communities of faith should have in society? This panel explores issues of social change and how faith communities are engaged in areas of reform, beyond pastoral ministry and individual care.

Hear these three local Christian leaders dig into how their faith plays out in ways they live in and love in our city. Each leader engages Charlottesville and beyond with a faith-rooted activism that transforms.

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Mary Coleman

Executive Director, City of Promise
Mary Coleman is executive director at City of Promise, a Charlottesville nonprofit that seeks to end generational poverty through education. Raised in the Lutheran Church, Mary was introduced to conservative evangelicalism and the charismatic movement at the age of 19. After 20 years... Read More →
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Eddie Howard

Executive Director, Abundant Life Ministries
Eddie Howard joined as Executive Director in fall 2021, after serving on staff for eight years in the early 2000’s. Eddie grew up in the Prospect neighborhood, Abundant Life’s focus for ministry and served on staff building deep relationships in the community and helping to launch... Read More →
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Sam Heath

Manager, EJUSA Evangelical Network
Sam leads EJUSA’s engagement with evangelical people and spaces. His faith background in Southern Baptist, Presbyterian, and now Anglican denominations enables him to tell stories about the realities of justice and injustice in America and hold together a view of the world as a... Read More →
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Gregory Thompson

Co-Executive Director, Voices Undergound
Gregory Thompson (PhD, University of Virginia) is an artist of diverse creative background who works at the intersection of moral imagination and social healing. Focusing on matters of race, religion, public memory, and hospitality, Gregory currently serves as Co-Director of Voices... Read More →

Wednesday April 19, 2023 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Common House