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Annual Leadership Conference

 

Register and connect with faith-based leaders from all over the world.

You are invited to participate in the 5th Caribbean & African Faith and Civic Leadership Conference (CAFBLC) from September 12th to 16th, 2018 under the theme: United in Faith for Economic Development. This invitation includes participation in the African Brain-trust, Congressional Policy Forums, National Prayer Breakfast and Faith Leaders Round Table at the 48th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), Walter E. Convention Center, Washington D.C.

C O N F E R E N C E   F O R U M 

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C A R I B B E A N   &   A F R I C A N   F A I T H - B A S E D   L E A D E R S H I P   C O N F E R E N C E

P L E N A R Y

OVERVIEW

Religious and Civil crisis in African and the Caribbean Regions 

 

This session will illuminate the major global religious and civil threats to sustainable community development in sub-sahara African regions.  The major themes to be discussed are: The Protection of Religious Liberty, Citizen Security and Justice, Economic Development, Public Health, and Human Trafficking. Several high profile cases include the crisis in the Nigeria, Congo, Mali, Cameroon and its impact across Africa and our international community.  Panelists will explore solutions  and suggest methods for preserving  human dignity and state sovereignty.  

Opportunities for Mission Partnerships in African, the Caribbean and the Global Community 
 

This session will focus on the special areas of mission partnerships that already exist and explore new opportunities for missions.  Traditionally, these include:  the Global faith-based missions, medical missions, promoting access to education and providing low-income housing solutions.  Best practices from some notable projects in the areas of improving access to the disabled community, empowering those affected by humanitarian crisis including those internationally displaced.  This session will allow members from faith communities, philanthropies, public and private sector organizations, the opportunity to share innovative ideas with each other towards the delivery of more humanitarian assistance to support faith and civic organizations on the ground.

Healing the Broken Body – Exploring Human Sexuality

Recognizing that the Faith community as well as our world have been hit with repeated sex scandals, this session provides an opportunity not only for an honest talk about sex but also a time of learning and discussing emerging issues which require deeper study and understanding of human sexuality. In the face of differing positions on human sexuality, it is important that we create spaces for conversation and understanding with a view to reflect on strategies for building communities served, leadership capacity development, pastoral and youth engagement.

Strategic Models for Social & Economic Development

This session will focus on a variety of strategies that faith based organizations can employ to generate revenue beyond the plate. It will examine tangible business ventures and economic initiatives that currently obtain, while exploring new and innovative approaches. Participants will also discuss the growth of social entrepreneurship as a vehicle used for advancing social and economic development in various countries and contexts. Additionally, the session will examine the role of government policy necessary to set the tone and environment, the implementation of programs and investment at the state level as well as the coordination of projects at the grassroots level by non-state actors.

PAST CAFBLC

EVENTS

  • Hosted several successful awards gala, receptions, seminars and symposiums.  

  • Hosted briefings with the US Government in partnership with the: 

  • White House Office of Public Engagement 

  • White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnership

  • US Department of State Office of Religious and Global Affairs

  • USAID Faith Based Center

  • US Department of Homeland Security Faith-based Center

  • US Department of Justice and 9 other Faith-based Centers

  • The World Bank 

  • The US Patent and Trade Mark Office

  • Center for American Progress and numerous diaspora organizations 

  • Cohosted events with other bilateral organizations including the Caribbean Congressional Caucus, CARICOM Caucus of Ambassadors, and Embassy Series at Caribbean and African Embassies.

  • Hosted several gospel music explosions featuring accomplished national and international artistes, and have opened doors and created platforms for new artistes to emerge, promote their albums, and build network. We have also helped to facilitate itineraries for international artistes and public speakers.  

  • Honored leaders from various spectra of society who have served our community with distinction. We also provided honorees with essential connections to enhance their service to humanity.

SPECIAL INVITED

GUESTS

The United States Faith-based Cabinet Directors, Congressional Representatives, the Chaplain of the US House of Representatives, members of the Caribbean Congressional Caucus, members of the Caribbean and African Diplomatic Community, and leaders of faith, civic, corporate and diaspora organizations.