LA MIRADA, CALIF. 一 The 24th annual Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR) Conference will be held at Biola University on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. The goal of SCORR Conference is to empower attendees to become catalysts for change through transformational learning and growth as they engage the diversity of the Kingdom of God through its theme No Fear, Know Love. With 1 John 4:18 as the conference’s foundational biblical passage, SCORR will focus on the solution to fear being biblical love.

Conference sessions begin on the morning of Friday, Feb. 21 and end on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 22. All are welcome to attend the conference. Attendees will develop a greater vision for enhancing diversity promoting biblical justice and inspiring leadership that will result in a life-long process of building God’s Kingdom on earth.

The conference will feature Kathryn Ecklund, clinical psychologist and a professor and chair of the psychology department at Azusa Pacific University, as its first speaker. Biola’s gospel choir director, Aja Grant, will be leading breakout sessions, as well as several of Biola’s faculty and staff. Allen Yeh, professor of Intercultural studies; André Stephens, Vice President of Student Development; Brad Christerson, professor of sociology; Carrie Stockton, Associate Vice President of Student Success and Academic Engagement; Eunice Hong professor of intercultural studies; Itzel Reyes, professor of Spanish; John-Paul Foster, adjunct professor at Talbot; Joy Qualls, Department Chair of Communication Studies; Katrina Greene, professor of anthropology and intercultural studies; Kendall Robins, staff psychologist; Laura Igram, Assistant Dean of Community Life; Leon Harris, professor of theology; Octavio Esqueda, professor of Christian Higher Education; Stephanie Chan, Chair of the Sociology Department; Tom Crisp, professor of philosophy; and Walter Augustine, Director of Intercultural Education and Research will all be speaking at the conference.

One of the conference’s goals is to build a network of advocacy and support for students, staff and faculty who are committed to enhancing an awareness of diversity, reconciliation and shalom at Christian colleges and universities, which will be met through the various sessions being led by the 35 conference speakers.

The conference is free for Biola students, $50 for 1-day registration for students from other institutions, $110 1-day registration for a non-student, $85 for a 2-day registration for a student and $185 2-day registration for a non-student. More information can be found on the SCORR conference website. Contact or with questions.

Biola University is a leading Christ-centered university in Southern California that offers a premier, nationally ranked education and has been named one of the nation's “up and coming” universities by U.S. News & World Report four times in five years. Founded in 1908, Biola is committed to the mission of biblically centered education, scholarship and service — equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. With more than 6,300 students at its Los Angeles-area campus and around the world, the university offers more than 150 academic programs through its nine schools, ranging from the B.A. to the Ph.D. For more information,

Written by Sarah Dougher, Media Relations Assistant.