Saturday, March 22, 2014

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry

Standing Our Ground: Justice and Equity for All God's Children
July 14-18, 2014
CDF Haley Farm Clinton, Tennessee 

Join clergy, seminarians, Christian educators, young adult leaders and other faith-based advocates for children at CDF Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee, for five days of spiritual renewal, networking, movement building workshops, and continuing education about the urgent needs of children at the 20th annual Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry.

Welcome Home

What better place to renew our spirits, refocus our vision, and strengthen the movement for children than CDF’s Haley Farm? Once home to the late Roots author Alex Haley, CDF Haley Farm is the spiritual home of the children’s movement. You will feel the spirit of this special place as soon as you enter the gates and take in the gentle green fields dotted with rustic buildings and graced by the Langston Hughes Library and the Riggio-Lynch Interfaith Chapel designed by Maya Lin. On the porch of the Lodge, pull up a rocking chair bearing the name of one of the many heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, and get to know other participants who share your passion for justice.
Whether it is your first visit or one of many, you will be greeted with the words, "Welcome Home," and we trust that you will find in this place a sense of home and family among kindred spirits who, like you, won’t quit until we end the violence of guns and child poverty and realize God’s vision of bringing joy and justice to the lives of all of our children.

New Inspiration!

From the first evening until the last morning, you will find new inspiration to renew, guide and sustain you as you work with children and seek justice for them. Find your commitment deepened through optional Meditations for the Journey discussion and reflection sessions led by the Rev. Dr. Frederick J. Streets, Proctor Chaplain-in-Residence, each morning followed by Morning Devotions featuring the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr. and the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Proctor Co-Pastors-in-Residence.
Worship each night is energized by prophetic and powerful preaching. The 2014 Proctor Institute Great Preachers Series will feature:
  • The Rev. Dr. Emilie Townes, Dean of Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Nashville, TN (Monday);
  • Bishop Minerva Carcaño, Bishop of the Los Angeles Episcopal Area, California-Pacific Conference for the United Methodist Church (Tuesday);
  • Ched Myers, author and activist theologian, Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries (Wednesday); and
  • The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., Pastor Emeritus of The Riverside Church, New York (Thursday).
Evening worship is free and open to the public as well as to registered Proctor participants. Lift your voice along with the Resurrection Choir under the direction of Dr. Eli Wilson with Don Lewis. All are welcome to join in.

New Ideas!

Discover new insights, perspectives and crucial information that will equip you in your faithful work on behalf of children, guided by some of our nation’s greatest teachers and leaders.

Learn more about the crises facing children in our nation and what we can do to make a positive difference for children in the Children’s Concerns plenary sessions

Hear a call to action and a closing charge from CDF President Marian Wright Edelman.

Gain new theological insights into our work with and for children in the Bible Study sessions led by the Rev. Dr. Eileen W. Lindner, Proctor Theologian-in-Residence, and the Rev. Dr. James H. Cone, Charles Augustus Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary and author of The Cross and the Lynching Tree.
A special pre-session for seminarians will be led by the Rev. Dr. Eileen W. Lindner, Proctor Theologian-in-Residence and the Rev. Will Gipson, Proctor Co-Chaplain-in-Residence on Monday, July 14. If you are seeking seminary course credits for participation in the Proctor Institute complete this Registration Form for Academic Credit or contact the Rev. Janet Wolf at JWolf@childrensdefense.org.
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Welcome Home

What better place to renew our spirits, refocus our vision, and strengthen the movement for children than CDF’s Haley Farm? Once home to the late Roots author Alex Haley, CDF Haley Farm is the spiritual home of the children’s movement. You will feel the spirit of this special place as soon as you enter the gates and take in the gentle green fields dotted with rustic buildings and graced by the Langston Hughes Library and the Riggio-Lynch Interfaith Chapel designed by Maya Lin. On the porch of the Lodge, pull up a rocking chair bearing the name of one of the many heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, and get to know other participants who share your passion for justice. 

Whether it is your first visit or one of many, you will be greeted with the words, "Welcome Home," and we trust that you will find in this place a sense of home and family among kindred spirits who, like you, won’t quit until we end the violence of guns and child poverty and realize God’s vision of bringing joy and justice to the lives of all of our children. 

New Inspiration! 

From the first evening until the last morning, you will find new inspiration to renew, guide and sustain you as you work with children and seek justice for them. Find your commitment deepened through optional Meditations for the Journey discussion and reflection sessions led by the Rev. Dr. Frederick J. Streets, Proctor Chaplain-in-Residence, each morning followed by Morning Devotions featuring the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr. and the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Proctor Co-Pastors-in-Residence.

Worship each night is energized by prophetic and powerful preaching. The 2014 Proctor Institute Great Preachers Series will feature: 
  
The Rev. Dr. Emilie Townes, Dean of Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Nashville, TN (Monday); 

Bishop Minerva Carcaño, Bishop of the Los Angeles Episcopal Area, California-Pacific Conference for the United Methodist Church (Tuesday); 
  
Ched Myers, author and activist theologian, Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries (Wednesday);
  
The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., Pastor Emeritus of The Riverside Church, New York (Thursday). 

Evening worship is free and open to the public as well as to registered Proctor participants. Lift your voice along with the Resurrection Choir under the direction of Dr. Eli Wilson with Don Lewis. All are welcome to join in. 

New Ideas! 

Discover new insights, perspectives and crucial information that will equip you in your faithful work on behalf of children, guided by some of our nation’s greatest teachers and leaders. Learn more about the crises facing children in our nation and what we can do to make a positive difference for children in the Children’s Concerns plenary sessions. Hear a call to action and a closing charge from CDF President Marian Wright Edelman. 

Gain new theological insights into our work with and for children in the Bible Study sessions led by the Rev. Dr. Eileen W. Lindner, Proctor Theologian-in-Residence, and the Rev. Dr. James H. Cone, Charles Augustus Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary and author of The Cross and the Lynching Tree. 

A special pre-session for seminarians will be led by the Rev. Dr. Eileen W. Lindner, Proctor Theologian-in-Residence and the Rev. Will Gipson, Proctor Co-Chaplain-in-Residence on Monday, July 14. If you are seeking seminary course credits for participation in the Proctor Institute contact the Rev. Janet Wolf at JWolf@childrensdefense.org. 

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