On the roles of faith, hope, and love in social justice; and why loving our fellow human beings has nothing to do with liking them.
Robinson's momentum: "As a human being and as a Christian, I am passionate about joining God in loving and liberating the poor, the marginalized and the disenfranchised. The closer we are to those who are in the margins, the closer we get to God."
Drummond Pike is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tides. Awarded as an Outstanding Foundation Professional, Pike helped pioneer the advent of donor advised funds in philanthropy.
Through his leadership, Tides has helped increase the capacity and effectiveness of thousands of social change organizations. Pike was a founder and Associate Director of the Youth Project in Washington, DC, and served as Executive Director of the Shalan Foundation from 1976 to 1981. He was among the original founders of Working Assets, a telecommunications company dedicated to progressive philanthropy and political activism.
V. Gene Robinson is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. He was elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire on June 7, 2003, having served as Canon to the Ordinary (assistant to the bishop) for nearly 18 years. He was consecrated a bishop on All Saints Sunday, November 2, 2003, and was invested as the Ninth Bishop of New Hampshire on March 7, 2004.
Bishop Gene Robinson, a vocal gay rights leader, describes how his inner spiritual power allows him to continue to work for justice in a society that has repeatedly threatened his personal safety. The bishop even had to wear a bulletproof vest to his consecration due to numerous death threats.