Keynote Speaker in 2010
Theme: Choosing – Challenging – Changing: Implications of Radical Discipleship
Biography (from 2010):
Dr. David Batstone, professor of ethics at San Francisco University, author, pastor & friend of Bono (U2) & social activist, founded the non-profit Not For Sale when he discovered human slavery in his own back yard in California. Batstone will be telling his own discipleship story of how choosing to follow Jesus changed and challenged his world view, his careers choices and his life along the way. From young idealistic student to activist, to husband, to father, to author, to professor, to abolitionist—Batstone’s Biblical reflection and storytelling will be the centerpiece of the 2010 School of Discipleship.
Batstone leads the Not For Sale anti-human trafficking campaign (http://www.notforsalecampaign.org) that is connecting business leaders and celebrities to raise awareness on this issue.
David served for six years as Executive Editor of Sojourners magazine, and was also a founding editor of Business 2.0 magazine and a contributor to The New York Times, Wired, The Chicago Tribune, Spin and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is the recipient of two national journalist awards and named the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair at the University of San Francisco for his work in technology and ethics.