Interfaith Friday: Lisa Sharon Harper

Friday, July 24, 2020
02:00pm EDT

Location CHQ Assembly Video Platform

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Lisa Sharon Harper is the founder and president of Freedom Road, a groundbreaking consulting group that crafts experiences that bring common understanding and common commitments that lead to common action toward a more just world. Lisa is a public theologian whose writing, speaking, activism, and training has sparked and fed the fires of re-formation in the church from Ferguson and Charlottesville to South Africa, Brazil, Australia and Ireland.

A columnist at Sojourners Magazine and an Auburn Theological Seminary Senior Fellow, Ms. Harper has appeared onTVOne, FoxNews Online, NPR, and Al Jazeera America. Her writing has been featured in CNN Belief Blog, The National Civic Review, Sojourners, The Huffington Post, Relevant Magazine, and Essence Magazine.  She writes extensively on shalom and governance, immigration reform, health care reform, poverty, racial and gender justice, climate change, and transformational civic engagement.

Ms. Harper earned her Master’s degree in Human Rights from Columbia University in New York City, and served as Sojourners Chief Church Engagement Officer.  Her book, The Very Good Gospel, was named 2016 “Book of the Year,” and the Huffington Post identified her as one of 50 Women Religious Leaders to Celebrate on International Women’s Day.