AUGUST 16–17, 2024
Celebrate the Power of Rooted Wisdom
Since our founding in 2014, Faith Matters Network has accompanied more than 25,000 spiritually grounded leaders in their journey to heal themselves and their communities. Join us on a journey of commemorating this significant milestone and decade of impact as we honor the past, celebrate the present, and envision the future of Faith Matters Network.
Womanist Wisdom Live
4–6:30 PM | Reception to follow
Immerse yourself in a special edition of our annual signature event showcasing visionary Black women leaders in spiritual innovation.
Gala & Wisdom Keeper Awards Ceremony
Cocktail Hour: 6–7 PM | Gala & Awards:  7–9 PM
Celebrate a decade of impact at our gala and awards ceremony honoring trailblazers shaping the future. Black tie attire event.
Wisdom Keeper Honorees
This year's ceremony recognizes four extraordinary individuals who are more than just accomplished leaders. These Wisdom Keepers embody the spirit of interfaith understanding and community empowerment that drives our mission. Join us as we celebrate their achievements and friendship.
Valarie Kaur
Founder, Revolutionary Love Project
Renowned civil rights leader, lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, innovator, and best-selling author of See No Stranger.
Emilie Townes
Dean Emerita, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
American Baptist clergywoman, Dean Emerita, and Distinguished Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society.
Cara Page
Founder, Changing Frequencies
Black Queer Feminist cultural/memory worker, curator & producer working alongside LGBTQI+, Black, Indigenous and People of Color liberation movements in the U.S. & Global South.
Krista Tippett
Founder and President, On Being
Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, a National Humanities Medalist, and a New York Times bestselling author.
Womanist Wisdom Live Speakers
Amber Starks
Afro Indigenous Advocate, Organizer, & Decolonial Theorist
Beulah Osueke
Coach, Strategist & Executive Director for New Voices for Reproductive Justice
D. Danyelle Thomas
Author, Public Theologian, Activist & Founder of Unfit Christian
Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes
Co-Founder & Lead Pastor of The Double Love Experience Church in Brooklyn, NY
Yolanda Pierce
Womanist Theologian, Scholar & Professor and Dean at Vanderbilt Divinity School
Weekend Package
Gala + Womanist Wisdom Live
Friday Admission
Womanist Wisdom Live
Saturday Admission
Gala & Wisdom Keeper Awards
Gala Table for 8
Gala & Wisdom Keeper Awards
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FMN Milestones
August 2014
Rev. Jen Bailey founds Faith Matters Network with support from the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
January 2017
#100days100dinners initiative launches to bridge political divides after 2016 election, evolving into The People’s Supper.
August 2019
Disciples of Welcome launches in NC with support from Duke Endowment. In 2 years, $50k have been distributed in mini-grants to local communities.
October 2019
Movement Chaplaincy pilot training launches. To date, over 600 movement leaders & practitioners have taken the course.
September 2020
FMN receives $1M grant from Lilly Endowment Inc through their Thriving Congregations Initiative.
September 2022
Rooted in Resilience brings together an international cohort & 9-month fellowship of spiritual care practitioners.
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