We like to share a variety of articles written by and about us to give you a better idea of the many ways people have been inspired and transformed by the work of this ministry.

Ursuline Sisters of Louisville honor local leader, writer with Angeline Award by Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer

The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville presented the Angeline Award to Cory Lockhart, a program associate at JustFaith Ministries, for her “Christian leadership and her work as a nonviolent peace activist,” according to a statement from the Ursuline Sisters.

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Nonprofit prophets: How women are leading the church by Kristen Hannum

During her time in Hebron, Palestine, Cory Lockhart carried alcohol pads in her pockets to counter the effects of tear gas and tried to make sure that Israeli soldiers saw that she, a Westerner, witnessed their actions. As a member of a Christian Peacemaker Team, Lockhart lived and witnessed in six-week stints with the Palestinian people, devoting herself to nonviolent peacemaking.

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Making Merciful Connections by Joe Grant

Merciful connections stretch our hearts and widen our world. The problems of the people we befriend become our problems, and the joys of those who have befriended us become our joys too (and vice versa).

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Peacemaking, Palestine, and Pope Francis by Cory Lockhart

I am an aspiring peacemaker. I use the word “aspiring” because I have not yet fully embraced in thought and action the ideals of peacemaking that I find so compelling. Practicing it is a constant daily effort, a series of taking steps (sometimes forward, sometimes backward), falling, getting up, and trying again.

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Here I Am Lord by Christine Difato

One evening, Al and Olivia Deinhart were helping to serve a meal to the homeless in the historic district of St. Augustine, Florida. As they worked, another volunteer—an Episcopal bishop—turned to Al and said, “What’s wrong with this picture? People from my church are here every Sunday, but where is the Catholic community?”

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Best Practices for Charity and Justice by Jack Jezreel

Those who have been doing the work of charity and justice for many decades have alternated between feelings of impatience and hope. Under the sway of Pope Francis’ remarkable enthusiasm and witness, it is easier to feel hopeful and to expect the numbers of parishioners engaged in the effort to address human cries to grow.

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The JustFaith Phenomenon by Jeffry Odell Korgan

In JustFaith I met Jesus. In the faces  of the poor, I met Jesus. In the lives of courageous women and men fighting for peace and justice, I met Jesus. In the struggles of my companion classmates, I met  Jesus. And, like everyone who ever met Jesus, I am changed now.

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Advent Journey by Donna Grimes

During designated holy times of the year we often confront our spiritual poverty and the spiritual deficits in the world. Yet, how and when are we prompted to face the injustice of economic disparities and the sin of vast poverty in our world and nation? How does the world look from below the poverty line?

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