lisasharonharperFrom Ferguson to New York to Germany, Lisa Sharon Harper has been leading trainings and helping mobilize clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good, with a focus on racial justice. She was the founding executive director of New York Faith & Justice — an organization at the hub of a new ecumenical movement to end poverty in New York City — where she helped establish Faith Leaders for Environmental Justice. She also organized faith leaders to speak out for immigration reform and organized the South Bronx Conversations for Change, a dialogue-to-change project between police and the community. Ms. Harper helped build the Evangelical Immigration Table from 2011-2013. She trained evangelicals in St. Louis to engage the 2014 push for justice in Ferguson and did the same in Baltimore in 2015. Her goal through all of these ventures is clear: “So that the church might be worthy of the moniker ‘Bride of Christ’.” Harper was recognized in 2015 as one of “50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders to Celebrate on International Women’s Day” by the Huffington Post. She earned her master’s in human rights from Columbia University in New York City and is currently in the process of ordination in the Evangelical Covenant Church.