Enjoy our latest conversations and learn about our ongoing programs below.

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Public talks return in September 2017.

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 12:00 noon:

Every breath is a celebration of life itself.”

Fred Johnson

LISTEN: (from Johnson’s project called “Daybreak Awakening Call”)

photo courtesy: daybreakawakeningcall.com

Webinar: Experience the Healing of Sound and Frequency

Online & Auburn Seminary | 475 Riverside Drive | New York, NY 10115

Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

RSVP today. 

Tone, frequency, and breath are part of your innate power to heal yourself and others. Experience the healing of sound and frequency with Fariduddin “Fred” Johnson, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Deputy Director at Intersections,  while learning more about how sound works in our bodies.

As a student of West African natural healing indigenous music traditions for nearly a decade, Johnson brings to the contemporary world a fusion of ancient sound traditions, coupled with 21st-century science on the power of the vibration universe.

Join us online or in-person, and learn about how, with sacred intention, to move through pain and experience greater joy.   

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:00 noon:

So many well-intentioned people want to make a difference but lack the roadmaps to get them there.”

Patricia Jerido

(pictured: Macky Alston, Patricia Jerido)

Webinar: Creative Activism & You

Online & Auburn Seminary | 475 Riverside Drive | New York, NY 10115

Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

RSVP today.

Are you an artist? Do you feel there’s something you want to express that could help society as a whole? What is it and how would you do it? These are questions Patricia Jerido, a trained social worker and consultant with over 30 years experience in social justice work, and Macky Alston, an acclaimed filmmaker and Auburn’s Senior Vice President, Strategy and Growth, have been tackling.

Jerido’s prior experience includes working on human rights issues in the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, and as co-director for Client Services at the Minority Taskforce on AIDS, where she worked with women incarcerated at Rikers Island. Alston’s films include Love Free or Die – PBS 2012; Hard Road Home – PBS ’08, The Killer Within – Discovery Films ’06, Questioning Faith – HBO ‘02, and Family Name – PBS ’98. He has won at Sundance twice and received the Gotham Open Palm Award, three Emmy nominations, and appeared widely in the press, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show and The New York Times.

Join us for a lively conversation– and learn how to channel your creativity into something powerful.


  • A wide range of tools and examples to help you and your community capture the public imagination through your faith-rooted activism
  • Knowledge of the ways in which creative activism has been at the heart of the history of social and religious movements throughout history
  • Creative exercises that engage you to develop actions designed to move heart and minds for justice

Participate online or in-person, and learn how to use your gifts to ignite social change.

Combatting Loneliness and Social Isolation, Caitlin Breedlove – on re·sil·ience

Caitlin, vice president of movement leadership at Auburn Seminary, has a wonderfully complex mind; in one breath she’ll reference seminal social activist Grace Lee Boggs — and Bogg’s notion of “dialectical humanism”– and in the next, bring her point home with insights into her own foibles as an organizer. This intelligence and authenticity make even being resilient and defeating loneliness and social isolation seem like problems that anyone can tackle.  (July 6, 2017)

We are a deeply isolated & lonely set of communities.”

Caitlin Breedlove

Micky ScottBey Jones is shaping brave spaces

Mickey’s own life experience, in her case of moving right to left, created in her a deep compassion, for herself– and others. She is a supervisor within Auburn’s Justice Ministry Program and is a womanist contemplative activist, healer, nonviolent direct action organizer and consultant. (June 30, 2017)

Thanks to Catherine Torpey, Executive Director of The Focusing Institute, from our studio audience, who shared her thoughts on the talk.

I was a hyper-conservative, anti-liberal agenda, evangelical.”

Micky ScottBey Jones

Digital Security 101 – Digital Security for Activists

Auburn’s resident tech guru, Dan Greenman. As Director of Technology he’s seen it all in the realm of people’s various tech phobias and avoidances– and brings us up to speed to learns so easy ways to protect your and your organization’s data and reputation. (May 4, 2017)

There’s a lot of fear and panic around our digital communications, so its good to have this conversation.”

Dan Greenman

Dismantling White Supremacy From the Inside Out

Learn why white Americans resist engaging or even acknowledging systemic racial injustice, and how to help them get past that and work to dismantle racist patterns and systems with Rev. J.C. Austin in this webinar. (April 26, 2017)

 . . . what that means is engaging white people in the faith against systemic racism.”

Rev. J.C. Austin  

The Johnson Amendment – what your organization needs to know

Sally Steenland, former Director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at American Progress, argues that now more than ever, we need the Johnson Amendment, which protects houses of worship from becoming, “one more cog in the political machine.” Watch this fascinating webinar to learn more about this lesser known but important law, why it may be in jeopardy, and what you can do about it. (March 6, 2017)

For 63 years, the Johnson Amendment has protected religious groups and charities from manipulation by partisan politics. Now some want to overturn these protections by repealing the Amendment.”

Sally Steenland