Upcoming Program Information Meetings
On Thursday, January 12th, at 3:30 PM ET, JustFaith Ministries staff members will provide a meeting for anyone interested in learning about our 2023 program offerings! The meeting will include tips about starting groups in your church, organization, or area; general information about the programs; and a short experiential introduction to the program. Register today!
Upcoming Facilitator Trainings
New Facilitator Training – February 16 at 1:00 pm ET led by Outreach and Engagement Manager, Leila Oakley. Training will include an overview of the role, best practices, and a Q&A. Register today!
Zoom Training for Facilitators – February 16 at 3:00 PM ET led by Outreach and Engagement Manager, Leila Oakley. Training will include an overview of the Zoom platform, how to utilize the platform for JustFaith Ministries small groups, and a Q&A. Register today!
Upcoming Tools for Transformation: JustFaith Ministries and Our Programs
Jack Jezreel, M.Div., author and founder of JustFaith will be joined by his colleague Leila Oakley, M.T.S., as they introduce the justice education programs of JustFaith Ministries.
For many years, JustFaith Ministries programs addressing topics ranging from racial justice to environmental care to poverty and nonviolence have impacted the lives of participants and their congregations, leading to deeper commitment and a more vibrant faith. Click here to view our latest video. The pandemic of 2020 dictated that all programming be made available in a virtual format, in addition to an in-person format (when safe and possible).
Please join us to learn what programs JustFaith is offering this year and how to get started.
February 1st at 3:30 PM ET
February 1st at 7:30 PM ET
February 22nd at 3:30 PM ET
February 22nd at 7:30 PM ET
Acting for Justice Webinars
Join us on Thursday, February 16, 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT, for a presentation by teacher/musician Andrew Stone Porter entitled, ““Music, the Sacred, and Radical Imagination.”
Overview: Religious practices (like prayer, meditation, sacred text recitations, and other rituals) and artistic expressions (such as music, literature, poetry, visual arts, and dance) engage us in ways that are nonrational, affective, relational, and imaginative. Such experiences prompt the possibility of a radical imagination, suggesting that another world is possible. For this reason, both religion and music have been central tools in struggles for power. This presentation will explore the power of religion and art, tracing the parallels and intersection, and tapping their potential to animate struggles against oppression. The presentation will be flavored with musical examples performed live.
About the speaker: Andrew Stone Porter is Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at Bellarmine University. He received a Ph.D. in Religion, Ethics and Society from Vanderbilt University in 2021. Andrew’s work has appeared in the Journal of Religious Ethics, the American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, The Other Journal, and the Political Theology Network. He also serves as music minister at St. William Church in Louisville and on the leadership team of the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Justice. He lives in Louisville with his partner Shannon and their three children.
God in the Margins
God in the Margins; the JustFaith Scripture Study 2023 – Join us for the second year of this monthly Zoom Bible study as scripture scholar Tricia Hoyt hosts a conversation about critical texts related to the work of justice and mercy. Strong emphasis will be given to dialog and conversation.
The ten monthly gatherings will meet on third Tuesdays from February – November, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time.
Tricia Hoyt is a biblical scholar, retreat director, leadership trainer, educator, and writer. Originally from Ireland, she resided in France and Peru before moving to the U.S. in 1981. She worked for 30 years as an educator and leadership trainer in Arizona, and served as director of the Office of Peace and Justice and director of the School of Biblical Studies at Kino Institute. She is an original co-author of the spirituality program now known as Grace Within, and was one of the architects of a JustFaith Ministries program, Hunger for Change. She served on the JustFaith Ministries Board for eight years and currently serves on the editorial board for the journal “AMOS: A Matter of Justice” and as a consultant for Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing. She travels frequently to offer workshops on biblical storytelling and a spirituality for justice. Tricia holds a MA in Adult Christian Community Development from Regis University in Denver, and has completed ten years of doctoral work in Biblical Interpretation at Brite Divinity School (TCU), Fort Worth.
The registration fee for the ten sessions is $25 for JustFaith Network members and $50 for non-members.