Skinner Leadership Institute’s work with current leaders continues through several initiatives.
National Prayer Breakfast – Bridge Building Seminar. SLI co-hosts a bridge building seminar during the National Prayer Breakfast, which attracts some 4000 business, civic, and religious leaders from 160 countries to discuss what God is doing worldwide to unify people despite the many divisions. The seminar, entitled, “Building Bridges on Race, Religion, Relationships: Questions You Always Wanted To Ask”, attracts some 300 leaders representing diverse cultures and backgrounds. A cross-cultural panel engages in robust dialogue with an audience of leaders from around the world, who feel safe in asking hard questions without being labeled, judged, or attacked. It continues to be a powerful, impactful and memorable event.
Congressional Black Caucus Prayer – Nearly 30 years ago, Rev. Tom Skinner and Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner co-founded the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Prayer Breakfast. We continue to have the honor of helping to write the script and mobilize clergy leaders to participate in the event. Some 2500 leaders in government, civic, business and other fields come from across the nation to be spiritually revived through soul-stirring praise music, a dynamic message on the love and saving grace of Jesus, and through life changing scripture reading. Dr. Williams-Skinner has also served as a special guest to pray for our nation, and encourage leaders in their faith during the prayer breakfast.
Prayer Walks and Visits on Capitol Hill – Dr. Williams-Skinner continues to encourage the spiritual development of key leaders across the nation and to build bridges of understanding among clergy of different cultures and backgrounds. This includes prayer walks on Capitol Hill; as well as meeting with individual Congressional Leaders and senior staff.