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Faith and Advocacy: A Discussion with Sam Heath

“We envision a world where violence is rare and every community is safe and healthy.”

– Sam Heath on his work with EJUSA

For years, educator, storyteller, and activist Sam Heath worked to boost civic engagement and advocacy in his local community. He considered it as part of his role as a high school history teacher and felt that helping young people develop critical thinking skills led to a “meaningful, lasting impact.” Health was an educator for 10 years in North Carolina and Virginia before joining Equal Justice USA (EJUSA) in 2021.

As the manager of Equal Justice USA’s Evangelical Network, Heath works with evangelical communities to increase social justice efforts and has written on a variety of topics related to faith, activism, and social equity. His work has been published in Medium and Vinegar Hill Magazine. 

In addition to his published works, Heath hosts EJUSA’s online webinar series In the Moment which aims to promote conversation around civil rights, racial equity, and activism. The series often spotlights authors, scholars, and critical thinkers like Lisa Sharon Harper, and guides viewers through an honest conversation about how people can improve the quality of life in their communities.

In this latest Community Learning Series, we will join Heath in a lunchtime discussion about his work and how faith can impact the pursuit of social equity. Heath’s background as an educator and current work with EJUSA is sure to inspire a thoughtful discussion about these topics, as well as a deep examination of history and its role in shaping how communities fight for social equity.

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About Sam Heath

Sam Heath is the manager of EJUSA’s Evangelical Network.
Before coming on board with EJUSA in 2021, Sam taught high school history for 10 years in North Carolina and Virginia. He has a B.A. in education and psychology from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in theology, ethics, and culture from the University of Virginia. He is also an independent writer and has been published in Medium and Vinegar Hill Magazine.