Activist, Pastor & Thought Leader
The Rev. Stephen A. Green is a global thought leader at the intersection of faith and social justice. He leads with radical love in action through his ministry at St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church in New York City and as Chair of Faith for Black Lives, a faith-based social justice organization. Read More >
On Social Justice Movement
Lesson from Richard Allen and Martin Luther King Jr.
Inspired by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s beloved community, a radical vision of love and justice, the Rev. Stephen A. Green has spent the majority of his young life fighting to improve the lives of the marginalized. In this stirring talk, the Rev. Green motivates participants to join the fight for social change and community transformation and shares why it’s so critical for the future of our country. With a decade of experience as an activist, Rev. Green helps leaders find their own voice and purpose through love in action to end the triple evils of poverty, militarism and racism.
Singer-songwriter, Activist, and Philanthropist Bono said it best: “Music can change the world because it can change people.” And there is no one who agrees more than the Rev. Stephen A. Green. The activist, thought leader and pastor has seen it work its magic and truly believes that art and activism are essential to transforming our culture. In this inspiring keynote, Rev. Green traces the impact of music in the movement to empower leaders to cultivate their own sound, which will inspire change and start courageous conversations.
From TikTok to trending topics, social media has influenced society. You hear about its power every day. But that is not always a bad thing. In this talk, the Rev. Stephen A. Green shares how social media can be used for good—helping improve the lives of those who are marginalized. He’ll show how Generation Z and Alpha can utilize their social media for social change in their communities to counter racism, violence and inequality.
With the fight against COVID-19 still far from over, it’s more important than ever to get shots in the arms of those who are still unvaccinated or need a booster. But that isn’t happening in many communities—especially those of color. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans, Latinx and Hispanics are less likely to get vaccinated and have less access to healthcare. They are also more likely to get seriously ill or die from the disease. For the Rev. Stephen A. Green, these stats are incredibly unacceptable and he’s on a mission to change them. In this keynote, the COVID-19 vaccine equity activist dives into the problem, discusses access to quality health and how communities can work together towards health equity on the grassroots level.
Recent actions taken by governors, state legislators and judges all the way up to the Supreme Court have put our democracy in danger of failing and it will require all of us to counter the threats of authoritarianism that continue to be on the rise. In this talk, the Rev. Stephen Green explores strategies to protect and expand our democracy by building a culture of civic engagement that can redeem the soul of America.
Is there a way to counter the threats of the new Christian nationalism, white supremacy and the anti-woke movement? Absolutely yes, says the Rev. Stephen A. Green. And it all starts by focusing on the teachings and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this powerful talk, Rev. Green shares the story of Dr. King and lessons we can learn from him. Participants will discover the confluence of faith and freedom to transform society through radical love in action and how it can contribute to social change grounded in the love ethic found in world religious traditions.
In today’s culture wars, there is one battle being fought that actually isn’t even an issue. And yet some governors, state legislators and many school boards and parents have entered the fray of preventing Critical Race Theory (CRT) from being taught in schools—when this type of course is nearly non-existent for kids in K-12. For schools and administrators, it’s resulted in chaos at every level. There are physical fights, interruptions and arrests at school board meetings. School board members are being forced out for speaking up and parents and teachers who fight back are being hassled. So how do you handle being accused of indoctrinating students by teaching CRT? In this keynote, the Rev. Stephen Green trains administrators, educators and school professionals on a pedagogy of social justice to counter attacks on CRT. These are tools that you can start using today.
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