The event is free and open to the public.
Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson will deliver the keynote address as he presents a Biblical perspective on payday loans and how Christians can respond to this growing issue of injustice.
Gerson's address will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Center for Public Justice CEO Stephanie Summers.
Panelists include: Stephen Reeves, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship; Mark Bowers, The Chalmers Center; and Katie Thompson, Center for Public Justice.
Michael Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post and the author of “Heroic Conservatism” and co-author of “Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice” and “City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era.” He appears regularly on the PBS “NewsHour,” “Face the Nation” and other programs. He is a senior adviser at One, a bipartisan organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases. He previously served as a top aide to and director of speechwriting for President George W. Bush.