A Nationwide Network

A coalition of pastors and faith leaders around the country
Our Mission

To educate, equip and empower faith-based leaders to embrace and apply biblical principles to life and in the marketplace

Partners & Endorsements

Your donation to DLI will support this network of leaders who educate their communities about the importance of strengthening the traditional family, supporting criminal justice reform, and securing economic and educational opportunities for all.

Strategic Pillars

We envision a nation of flourishing communities that are created and sustained by a multi-generational network of Christian leaders.

Volunteer

Want to make an impact in your local community and around the US? Partner with the Douglass Leadership Institute by becoming a volunteer.

Why Support DLI?

DLI is committed to serving the black community and the nation by hosting community forums, pastors’ roundtables, policy briefings, and many other outreach events based on biblical values and principles. Your support will enable us to reach more leaders in more cities and states and equip them to bring positive change to their communities.

our core values

  • Integrity
  • Justice
  • Virtue
  • Transparency
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

What's New

Latest News & Current Events

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO BecomE a volunteer

Interested in learning more about how to become a volunteer? Today a generation of DLI leaders are being trained to lead and advocate faith-based solutions. Sign-up to learn more about us.

Upcoming Events

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Supporting Criminal Justice Reform

Day 1 of an informational event that focuses on the need for criminal justice reform in America while promoting biblical solutions which call for greater involvement by families, churches and businesses in the re-integration of non-violent felons into our culture.
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Supporting Criminal Justice Reform

Day 2 of an informational event that focuses on the need for criminal justice reform in America while promoting biblical solutions which call for greater involvement by families, churches and businesses in the re-integration of non-violent felons into our culture.
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Supporting Criminal Justice Reform

Day 3 of an informational event that focuses on the need for criminal justice reform in America while promoting biblical solutions which call for greater involvement by families, churches and businesses in the re-integration of non-violent felons into our culture.
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Voter Registration Deadline

After the regular voter registration deadline of Friday, October 9, 2020, you can register and vote in person at one-stop sites during the early voting period.
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Election Day 2020

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Be apart of this years election and make your vote count.
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Leaders Call With Kay Coles James

Join Rev. Arnold M. Culbreath on this powerful and informative monthly call to learn more about the mission and vision of DLI, as well as special online programs coming your way. TO FIND OUT HOW TO TUNE IN TO THIS EVENT: Email us at info@dlinstitute.org
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Leaders Live Call With Benjamin Watson

Join former American football tight end and Super Bowl XXXIX champion Benjamin Watson on the Leaders Live Call Thursday, Oct. 22nd @ 8PM EST
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Leaders Live Call With Bob Woodson

Bob Woodson on Monday Oct 26th @ 8PM via Facebook and YouTube Live.
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Leaders Live Call With Kay Cole James

Kay Cole James on Thursday, Oct. 29th @ 8PM via Facebook and YouTube Live.
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Endorsements

what people say about us
Chris Broussard

I am honored to support, endorse, and partner with the Douglass Leadership Institute. It’s work in criminal justice reform and strengthening the Black family, two issues of paramount importance to the liberation of African-Americans, is rooted in the Christian tradition of the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Chris Broussard

Fox Sports Analyst
Dr. Alveda King

The Douglass Leadership Institute is a fantastic organization. I am proud to support the great work of righteousness and justice throughout America.

Dr. Alveda King

Alveda King Ministries
Tony Perkins

Douglass Leadership Institute under Dean Nelson’s leadership is a great ally in the battle for the heart and soul of America as they equip Christians with the practical tools they need to impact the culture for Christ.

Tony Perkins

President, Family Research Council

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Address: PO Box 87613 Montgomery Village, MD 20886-9997