Dr. Waltrina Middleton: Executive Director

CHICAGO, IL – Human rights advocate and social justice activist Rev. Dr. Waltrina Middleton has joined the Community Renewal Society as Executive Director. Previously, as Founder, Director and Consultant of Walk on Water Global Ministries in Washington, D.C., Dr. Middleton was engaged in community organizing and activism to implement a mission and vision of peace, justice and equality.

As the third Associate Dean of the historic Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel of Howard University, Dr. Middleton expanded the chapel’s social justice engagement beyond the campus and in the world and co-led Howard University students on a sojourn of healing to Charlottesville, VA in response to acts of radicalized violence there by white supremist groups.

Dr. Middleton is a passionate preacher and keynote speaker including at the World Council of Churches Forum on Peace and Justice in Norway; the National Council of Churches; The Carter Center; Churches Uniting in Christ; and as part of a United Nations delegation addressing U.S. drug polices and mass incarceration.

Community Renewal Society (CRS) is a progressive, faith-based organization that works to eliminate race and class barriers. Founded in 1882, CRS informs, organizes and trains both communities and individuals to advocate for social and economic justice. As CRS celebrates its 135th anniversary, its members and supporters must begin to engage a younger generation to help bring forward the message and the fight until racism is eradicated and justice is achieved in the beloved community envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.