Author/Social Justice Advocate Dr. Amy Sherman to Address Malone University 2014 Graduates
Amy Sherman, Ph.D., Author, Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institution for Policy Research, Director for the Center on Faith in Communities, and Senior Fellow at the International Justice Mission's IJM Institute, will address the Malone University graduates on Saturday, May 3.
Malone's 122nd commencement exercises are scheduled for 10 a.m. at Faith Family Church. Dr. Sherman will address the 590 undergraduate and graduate students comprising the University's class of 2014.
Dr. Sherman is a Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, where she directs the Center on Faith in Communities. She likes to describe the work of the Center as that of being "a minister to ministries." She provides training and consulting to churches and nonprofits seeking to transform their communities for the common good.
Sherman is the author of six books and some 75+ published articles in such diverse periodicals as Christianity Today, First Things, The Public Interest, Policy Review, Prism, The Christian Century, and Books & Culture.
She serves as the editorial director for FASTEN, a capacity building project for faith-based organizations that offers a robust website of practical resources for ministry practitioners.
She is the founder and former executive director of Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries, an Evangelical nonprofit assisting low-income, inner-city families, and has served on the advisory board of the Christian Community Development Association for several years.
A passionate participant in the fight against violent injustice around the world, Sherman serves as a Senior Fellow at the International Justice Mission's IJM Institute, the leading Christian human rights agency engaged in the fight against modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
Her undergraduate degree is from Messiah College and her graduate degrees are from the University of Virginia.
Sherman is a long-time member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Va. Her life verse is Micah 6:8 ("He has shown you, O Man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God").
The Sagamore Institute is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization--or think tank. The Institute borrows its name from the Algonquin word "sagamore," which refers to a trusted individual within the tribe to whom the chief would look for wisdom and advice on issues of public concern. The Center on Faith in Communities seeks to inspire, educate, equip, and resource the Christian community for the work of mercy and justice among the poor.