We are so excited to have the following two speakers headlining our General Sessions at the LA RELOAD, this Saturday November 3rd. Take a quick glimpse and I know you will not to miss them!
Rev. Alexia Salvatierra is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, with over 20 years of experience in interfaith and community ministry, community organizing and legislative advocacy. Rev. Salvatierra is the Executive Director of CLUE (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice), an organization of religious leaders throughout Los Angeles county who come together to support low-wage workers in their struggle for a living wage, health insurance, fair working conditions and a voice in the decisions that affect them. Rev. Salvatierra is also the co-chair of a new statewide alliance of interfaith worker justice groups, CLUE California. She is the author of an essay in Getting on Message: Challenging the Christian Right from the Heart of the Gospel.
Recent articles and interviews:
• SPIN Project: Do Not Defraud the Laborer of their Just Wage: Religious Leaders in the Battle for a Living Wage (pg.34)
• Associated Press: Religious group, grocery clerks to appeal to Safeway CEO’s faith
• Journal of Lutheran Ethics: Do Not Steal: A Lutheran Vision of Practice of Economic Justice
Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is Milton B. Engebretson Assistant Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary and a member of the Sojourners/Call to Renewal board. He blogs at: http://www.xanga.com/scrah.
Dr. Rah brought down the house at the UYWI 2008 Conference. You do not want to miss what he has to say to us as LA Leaders. You can check his UYWI08 General Session at the UYWI08 Podcast.