The Preaching Justice Fellowship

Make your voice heard for justice! The Center for Faith and Justice is a vibrant nationwide community of spiritual formation and theological education, tackling hard questions at the intersection of faith and justice. We are thrilled to announce the Preaching Justice Fellowship, in partnership with San Francisco Theological Seminary and with support from Lilly Endowment. This year-long cohort experience invites clergy and other ministry leaders seeking to amplify justice preaching and action within their congregations and communities. 

  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2024 (applicants will receive admission decisions by June 15) 
  • Cost: A generous scholarship covers all tuition and provides a travel stipend for two gatherings (fall and winter) 

Questions? Please email 

Compelling Preaching for Justice

Encouragement for Preachers

The Preaching Justice Fellowship offers an online learning community, peer learning groups, workshops with subject matter experts, gatherings, research, and other resources – all of which revolves around a rich cohort experience. The majority of engagement happens online, with two in-person gatherings over the course of the year – in Minneapolis (Sep 12-14, 2024) and San Francisco (Jan 30-Feb 1, 2025). 

Seasoned Guides

Learn from gifted preachers in diverse contexts and subject matter experts.

DMin Track

Start your DMin at San Francisco Theological Seminary (optional).

Journey with Peers

Find colleagues and friends on a shared journey of learning and doing justice.

Generous Funding

A grant covers almost all expenses related to the fellowship, including travel.

Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of participants will be preachers with 3 or more years of experience in ministry, looking for replenishment and additional education, open to learning from voices underrepresented in most North American contexts, and committed to the value of preaching that integrates faith and justice. 

The fellowship will generally require 3-4 hours a month (two 1-hour cohort meetings online + online course content comprised of short videos and selected readings approx. 30-50 pages; optionally, some participants may choose to read most or the entirety of our book of the month). In addition, participants will gather ~5 members from their faith community to join the Faith and Justice Network (w/ complimentary membership) and provide feedback and support in quarterly meetings organized by the fellowship participant. 

Apart from a $100 deposit upon admission, all expenses are covered, including the full cost of tuition in the fellowship and up to $2,000 for travel to two gatherings (Sep 12-14, 2024 in Minneapolis; Jan 30-Feb 1, 2025 in San Francisco). 

Participants in the optional DMin track will be eligible for additional scholarships. 

Participants in the Preaching Justice Fellowship are eligible for getting a head start in the DMin program at San Francisco Theological Seminary (at the University of Redlands) and additional scholarships. 

Learn about the DMin program here and apply by June 1, 2024.

We believe God’s beloved community includes everyone regardless of race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and any other category of human difference. We will make every effort to translate this aspiration into embodied action in all we do. And we will also welcome learning to do better together along the way. 

Cohort Leaders

Leaders from diverse traditions with varying styles coming together to learn from one another around a shared vision of flourishing for all…

Adriene Thorne


Charlene Han Powell

FIRST PRES (Berkeley)

Gail Song Bantum


Tyler Sit

NEW CITY (Minneapolis)

From Deconstruction to Reconstruction

In a time when so many are struggling with faith in disarray, moving from disorientation to reorientation, from deconstruction to reconstruction will be a crucial part of our focus. 

For preachers in search of a better way…

Compelling preaching thrives when the sermon takes place in the middle of an ongoing conversation in diverse and networked communities of faith committed to the work of justice. And yet, many preachers report that sermon writing often devolves into a solitary exercise that isolates the preacher amid the exigencies of ministry. This program is for preachers in search of a better way. 

The Way of Jesus

Develop spiritual and theological wisdom for life with God.

Winter Gathering

Come together in the middle of our journey for a deeper dive. All expenses covered. 

The Work of Justice

Explore Christianity as a public faith that prioritizes the common good. 

Make Your Voice Heard for Justice
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