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Friday, September 23 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
PANEL: How Immigrants are Changing the Church in America

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Check out church signs across America, and it is easy now to find congregations of Filipinos, Nigerians, Brazilians, Mexicans and Koreans — to name a few. About 75 percent of foreign-born residents in the United States now are Christians, and they are here to stay. Our panel shares some of the names, trends and controversies to look for so we can better tell the stories behind one of the most significant and least-covered shifts in the American religious landscape.

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Moderators
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Laurie Goodstein

National Religion Correspondent, The New York Times
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Speakers
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Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

General Secretary Emeritus, Reformed Church in America
616-648-2931  //  @WesWgm | | Wesley Granberg-Michaelson served as general secretary of the Reformed Church in America for 17 years. Prior to that he was director of church and society at the World Council of Churches in Geneva. Earlier in his career he served as the legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield, and then as the managing editor of Sojourners Magazine when it was founded. He played a leading role in... Read More →
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Jehu J. Hanciles

D.W. Ruth Brooks Associate Professor of World Christianity, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
404-727-4219 | | Jehu J Hanciles is D.W. Ruth Brooks Associate Professor of World Christianity, Candler School of Theology. Born in Sierra Leone, Hanciles lived in Scotland and Zimbabwe before coming to the U.S. in 1998. He is author of "Euthanasia of a Mission: African Church Autonomy in a Colonial Context" (Praeger, 2002) and "Beyond Christendom: Globalization, African Migration and the Transformation of the West" (Orbis, 2008). His current... Read More →
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Gabriel Salguero

President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition
917-484-0179  //  @salgueros | | The Rev. Gabriel Salguero is the president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, a national network of 3000 Hispanic evangelical churches. Salguero serves on the White House Faith-Based Advisory Council, the National Advisory Council of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and the National Association of Evangelicals. He was the former director of the Hispanic Leadership Program and the... Read More →
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Maria Liu Wong

Dean, City Seminary of New York
212-749-2717  //  @CitySemNY | | Maria Liu Wong, Ph.D, is dean of City Seminary of New York, research scholar with LearnLong Institute for Education and Learning Research, and co-author of “Christ in the Capital of the World: How global Christians are revitalizing NYC far beyond Manhattan” (Christianity Today).


Friday September 23, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Pinnacle Grand, 2nd floor

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