Moving Forward Together was the theme of this year’s student conference. Speakers from different backgrounds and political persuasions challenged college students to engage in public policy in a way that helps the country move forward. Here are just a few of the sessions from the 2022 power-packed conference.

Moving Forward Together

Nick Hall encouraged college students to move forward together in unity as God does a new work through this generation.


Immigration Reform

Ali Noorani discussed what is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border, the prospects for congressional action on immigration reform and the importance of welcoming Afghan allies into our country.


Immigration Reform

Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar discussed the Dignity Act, her immigration reform bill, and how she tried to base this solution on the biblical principles of human dignity and redemption.

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Religious Freedom & Civil Rights

Shirley Hoogstra reviewed what it looks like for Christian colleges to uphold biblical faithfulness in a pluralistic society while respecting the rights of those with whom we disagree.

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Spiritual Formation for Advocates

Chaplain Barry Black spoke on the biblical blueprint for spiritual formation.

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Overcoming Poverty

Eugene Cho discussed the importance of hope when it comes to overcoming poverty, citing as examples the Child Tax Credit and the movement to end global malnutrition.


Creation Care & Climate Change

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse answered questions on climate change and shared his experience in the U.S. Senate advocating for bipartisan approaches to creation care.

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How I Got to D.C.

John Shelton, Laura Collins and Lauren Reliford shared their stories on how they began their careers in Washington, D.C.

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Moving Forward Together

Walter Kim encouraged students at the 2022 Christian Student Leadership Conference to move forward together for the common good during this time of great polarization.