Join Us for an Immersion Experience!

Please join members of our Louisville JustFaith group in an immersion experience at Hand in Hand Ministries on Nov. 8 & 9. On Friday evening, Nov. 8, Hand in Hand Ministries staff members will be facilitating an activity for anyone who is able to arrive at 4:30 p.m. and intends to stay overnight. On Saturday morning, Nov. 9, the immersion will continue with a breakfast conversation and presentation from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Please contact Susie Tierney at [email protected] or 502-429-0865, if you would like to participate in the Friday evening activity and overnight and/or the Saturday morning conversation and presentation.

NEW Faith & Racial Equity: Exploring Power & Privilege is an 8-week module that awakens groups to the economic systems, public policies, cultural norms, and hidden biases that empower some and oppress others. The first half of the module introduces a framework for understanding and recognizing racial disparities in power and privilege. Sessions 5-8 take a deeper dive into specific issues related to power and privilege, including affirmative action, the school-to-prison pipeline, the criminal justice system, and powerful biases in media representation. As with all JustFaith programs, participants will explore how their faith should inform their response to their learning, as well as discern action steps for working toward racial equity in their own communities.  To learn more click here.

Just Engagement: The Power to Change is available now. This new module of JustFaith Ministries introduces participants to different advocacy models that are rooted in Christian beliefs and a biblical tradition of justice, and have inspired ordinary and extraordinary change-makers throughout history. Just Engagement responds to the pressing desire from individuals and various communities of faith to act and work towards change in today’s world. Inspired by past and present movements, participants learn how to utilize different strategies to reach their advocacy goals. More information is available by clicking here.

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“Jesus the Peacemaker” Retreat with Father John Dear Nov. 1-2

“Jesus the Peacemaker: Following Jesus on the Path of Peace and Nonviolence” is the theme of a Nov. 1-2 retreat at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center (12 miles west of Owensboro on Hwy. 56). The retreat will be led by renowned peace activist, author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Father John Dear. He will reflect with us on the life of Jesus from the perspective of Gandhian/Kingian nonviolence; invite us to ponder our own nonviolence; lead us to study Jesus’ basic teachings of nonviolence; and conclude with stories about how the nonviolent Jesus sent people out into the culture of violence to be peacemakers. This program will begin on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and end on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $130 for single occupancy or $225 double occupancy which both include lodging, meals and program; or $70 for commuters which includes meals. To register: 270-229-0206, [email protected] or sign up online.

JustFaith Ministries Office Volunteers Needed!

The JustFaith Ministries staff occasionally needs volunteers to help with various administrative tasks. If you are free during our regular office hours (M-F, 9-5) and would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities to support our mission, please contact Meghan Caplan at [email protected].