About The Justice Conference (Portland)

What are The Justice Conference’s values?

1. A Theology of Justice

The heart of the conference, and the driving force behind the plenary sessions, is to speak to the broad idea of God’s heart for justice. While ample time is given to speaking on specific topics and instances of injustice, it is our goal to frame the conversation by highlighting the broad concept of justice from philosophical, ethical, historical and religious perspectives.

2. Practical Engagement

We are committed to finding practical ways to involve people in justice issues—both in their day-to- day lives at home and around the world—by providing first rate exhibitors, literature (the Conference Bookstore), pre-conference sessions and spotlight organizations.

3. Collaborative Relationships

We are committed to pursuing creative and collaborative relationships with non-profit and for profit justice organizations with the conviction we accomplish more when we work together than when we work alone.

4. Leading Voices

We are committed to finding and spotlighting the highest quality national and international voices from a broad spectrum of leaders, authors, advocates and teachers from around the world.

5. Fiscal Responsibility

The Justice Conference is a non-profit organization and operates on a slim budget. Any excess funds above overhead costs get distributed to the organizing institutions.

6. To Practice Justice

While promoting justice, we are committed, as best as possible, to not commit injustices in our pursuit of justice.


What is The Justice Conference and The Justice Conference Portland?

The Justice Conference is a networked national conference that educates, inspires and connects a generation around a shared concern for the oppressed. Each self-organized Partner Site, such as The Justice Conference Portland, hosts a live simulcast feed of the Conference and may host its own, distinct pre-conference speaker sessions and exhibitors — all to bring more voices into the conversation in order to empower people to affect change on behalf of the vulnerable.

The Justice Conference provides a live video simulcast of the Conference and general guidance for Partner Site event programming, but Partner Site conferences, including The Justice Conference Portland, are self-organized.


What is New Wine @ Multnomah University?

New Wine @ Multnomah University is the host of The Justice Conference Portland. The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins is an official program of Multnomah University directed by Dr. Paul Louis Metzger and dedicated to bearing witness to Christ in contemporary culture. Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon, with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada, and Seattle, Washington. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, a graduate school, an adult degree completion program and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.