CURE Summit Reflects a Groundswell of Black Leaders, Clergy 

For immediate release: October 14, 2022

At last week’s National Annual Policy Summit, CURE proved that America’s founding values are not dead—and black voices are some of their leading proponents. 

Washington, D.C. – Last week, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education held its 2022 National Annual Policy Summit, an in-person conference that convenes pastors from the black community to learn from and share ideas with a distinguished list of speakers and guests. 

According to CURE founder and president Star Parker, “Our annual summit is the capstone of the amazing work that our staff and resident scholars do all year long. By sparking conversations and building relationships between black intellectuals, policy advocates, elected officials, and pastors, CURE is helping to restore America’s founding principles and ensure a bright future for our nation’s most distressed and underserved communities.” 

In the wake of the Dobbs decision this year, the summit focused heavily on pro-life issues, but also hit upon themes like education choice, religious freedom, the economy, and the 2022 election. 

Along with Star Parker, the summit’s speakers were as follows, with name and organization listed: 

  • Mr. Jonathan Alexandre, Liberty Counsel 
  • Dr. EJ Antoni, Heritage Foundation 
  • Pastor Pamela Bell, Serenity Pastoral Counseling & Consulting 
  • Mr. Michael Bindas, Institute for Justice 
  • Mr. Robert Cahaly, Trafalgar Group 
  • Mrs. Autumn Christensen, SBA Pro-Life America 
  • Mr. Jamison Coppola, American Association of Christian Schools 
  • Mr. Charles DeBow, Executive Director of the National Black Chamber of Commerce 
  • Mr. Stephen Eide, Manhattan Institute 
  • Mr. Craig Frisby, University of Missouri 
  • Mr. Curtis Hill, Fmr Indiana Attorney General & CURE Senior Fellow 
  • Mrs. Leslie Hiner, EdChoice  
  • Mr. Ben Hobbs, Senate Aging Committee for Senator Tim Scott  
  • Mr. Howard Husock, AEI and Author  
  • Mr. E.W. Jackson, StandAmerica  
  • Rev. Ceasar LeFlore, Illinois Family Institute & CURE Clergy Council Vice-Chairman  
  • Mr. Bruce LeVell, Dunwoody Diamonds USA  
  • Mrs. Teresa Manning, National Association of Scholars  
  • Mr. Rafael Mangual, Manhattan Institute  
  • Mr. T.W. Shannon, Fmr Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives & CURE Board of Directors Vice-Chair  
  • Dr. Karen Stevenson, Psychiatrist & Attending Columbia Theological Seminary  
  • Ms. Grace-Marie Turner, The Galen Institute  
  • Mr. Roland Warren, Care Net & Making Life Disciples 
  • Mr. Dan Ziegler, House Republican Study Committee 

“Our speakers made the summit both informative and moving,” said Austin Stone, CURE interim COO and a lead organizer of the event. “Everyone who attended will go home equipped with connections to tackle the most pressing issues facing black Americans—and all Americans—in 2022.” 

The annual summit will convene again in the nation’s capital in Fall 2023. 


CURE is a policy and research center dedicated to fighting poverty and restoring dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility.  

For more information, please go to CUREpolicy.org or contact [email protected].  

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