Future and Faith:

 "Peace for President and Other Outrageous Things" 

Join Maria French, Executive Director of Hatchery LA, for yet another Future and Faith conversation.  This time Maria sits down with Yani the Peace President to unpack her extraordinary life and extraordinary experience.  Not only is Yani at the center of a movement lifting up ‘peace for president,’ she is a 6x author, hip hop artist, spoken word poet, pastor, preacher and prophet. Listen in as she tells her story of a literal resurrection, what is means to be inclusive and diverse and what it looks like to involve all of life in your theological commitments and how they inform and overflow into everything!  If you are looking for something to shake up your worldview and what you thought ministry was register for free and join us Friday, September 13 at 10am PST


YaNi the Peace President.

A graduate of Claremont School of Theology with her Masters of Divinity. She is also a graduate of Spelman College, a top HBCU in Atlanta, GA, with an English degree. She has always been passionate about the impact of words, storytelling and truth-telling  and the power they posses. She lives by the scripture, John 1:1. She believes, by using her divinely inspired words she is able to heal herself while inspiring others to do the same. YaNi believes firmly in our power as storytellers and sets this example everyday of her life, whether through the music she creates, the spoken word pieces she shares, the sermons she preaches or the wisdom she imparts into others, YaNi continues to exemplify authenticity and integrity.

YaNi has a deep commitment to the progress and transformation of youth. She does this work through serving as a preacher, prophet, poet and pastor. YaNi has a way of sharing the timeless message of the good news with a modern Hip-Hop flare. She mixes her witness with Wisdom, Hip-Hop with Hymns, the Spirit with songs and leads the global village in movement for Peace, Love, and Justice. 

YaNi is the founder of The Peace People's movement and hopes to continue impacting the world with spirit-filled messages of freedom, love, liberation, communalism and peace! YaNi has been a featured speaker, preacher and teaching-artist around the United States, throughout Europe and in Hyderabad, India. She has shared the stage with top performers, theologians, creatives, and influencers around the world, an honor that she does not take lightly. YaNi has spoken in venues from University settings, to churches, coffee shops and clubs as her message is one for everyone invested in growing in the teachings of Micah 6:8.

YaNi currently resides in Los Angeles, California, but continues to call Atlanta, GA and Queens, NY home. She is a humble vessel; a scholar, a seer, and steward with a heart for all people. YaNi is the essence of Peace Personified and continues to exude authentic qualities of what it means to be this generation's griot and storyteller! Now, thats peace! (John 14:26-27) 

There are new realities we have to reckon with.

Religion, Culture, Economics, Technology, Art.  Everything is being reconfigured.  How is the church engaging these new realities?  How is the church staying connected and relevant?

New Theological Frameworks

Faith engagement needs to make sense out there in the world.  What are the contributions that are being made in the name of such things?  How are we telling and living our stories?

Future, Method and Imagination

It is time to start with empathy, experience and curiosity when approaching the future.  Listen in as we hear from a true cultural and ministerial innovator on what is next, how peace and connectedness are the future and what she is doing about it.

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