20th Anniversary Celebration | Rev. Dr. Walker-Smith

Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith, Senior Associate for Pan African and Orthodox Faith Engagement at Bread for the World, outlines a road map to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world by 2030. She explores four categories that will make this goal possible including: 1.) Food Systems: From food safety and food security to dietary quality and nutrition, food systems are essential to protecting health. 2) Sustainability/Climate Change and Climate Justice: Sustaining the health of our planet is essential to its continued flourishing. Each year, the effects of climate change push tens of millions of people into hunger. 3) Economic Justice: Sustained economic growth is vital to ending hunger, but this growth must be equitable and benefit everyone. Economic policies must ensure that all people have the opportunity for a dignified life. 4) Racial and Gender Equity: To end hunger, we must address the disparities and inequities that are built into the social fabric of every country. African American, Latino/a and Indigenous communities face higher hunger and poverty rates.

20th Anniversary Celebration | Tricia Hoyt

The ancient ones knew the power of strong community prayer. In psalm and story, the ancient Israelites told and retold accounts of God’s extraordinary care under even the most extreme trials and tribulations. And their prayer resounded with utter confidence that God’s very power was unleashed in the telling.

The twenty-year heritage of JustFaith Ministries warrants a prayer experience that captures this same essence. In psalm, story, and poetry, Tricia Hoyt will lead us in a prayer that captures the aching paradox of joyous thanksgiving for God’s abundant blessings in the midst of continued yearning for a world transformed, healed, and renewed. And let God’s very power be unleashed in the telling.

20th Anniversary | Cory Lockhart

We live in a context in which messages of shame, blame, judgment, criticism, and punishment are all around us. Us vs. Them. Right vs. Wrong. Good vs. Bad. This isn’t the only framework available to us. Sufi mystic Rumi wrote in a poem “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” What if we practiced meeting in that field? What if we experimented with ways of thinking beyond the binaries? Nonviolent communication gives us a path to the field of connection. In this webinar Cory Lockhart will accompany you on that path.

Cory is a teacher, artist, public speaker, and peacemaker. She facilitates classes, workshops, and conversations using a Nonviolent Communication framework. She wrote the JustFaith Ministries program Cultivating Nonviolence, Harvesting Peace and created the CrossRoads Ministry program Seeking the Shalom of the City: Revisiting and Re-visioning Louisville. She is keenly interested in co-creating a world with less shame, blame, and harm and more justice, peace, and love. Learn more through her website: corylockhart.com.

A Dynamic Church for a Dynamic Mission | Jack Jezreel

In session 22 of the Acting for Justice series, Jack Jezreel discussing Pope Francis’ exciting template for parish and church life.

The Fight for the Soul of America | Dr. Lewis Brogdon

In session 21 of the Acting for Justice series, Dr. Brogdon discusses the fight for the soul of America.

Seeds of Hope for Our Planet: Thomas Berry and the Great Work | Fr. Joe Mitchell

In session 20 of the Acting for Justice series, Fr. Joe Mitchell explores how we can respond to Pope Francis’ call to “Care for Our Common Home.”

JustFaith Catholic and GoodNewsPeople | Program Information Meeting

The JustFaith Ministries staff provide information about our Catholic programs.

JustEngagement | Program Information Meeting

The JustFaith Ministries staff provide information about JustEngagement.

Grounding the Work of Social Mission | Susie Tierney

In session 19 of the Acting for Justice series, Susie Tierney explores the key components of effective advocacy for people of faith.

EngagingSpirituality | Program Information Meeting

The JustFaith Ministries staff provide information about EngagingSpirituality.

Bringing Eco-justice Education to Your Congregation and Moving Your Church to Action

The webinar, “Bringing Eco-justice Education to Your Congregation and Moving Your Church to Action,” provides church leaders and laypeople with tools for engaging their congregations in tough conversations around eco-justice and other contemporary social issues, with the ultimate goal of equipping church members to work for biblical justice.

Sacred Air: Climate and Energy | Program Information Meeting

The JustFaith Ministries staff provide information about Sacred Air: Climate and Energy.

A Love Universal for a World Divided | Jill Rauh

In session 18, Jill discusses Pope Francis’ newest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. Published seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Fratelli Tutti is an invitation to renewed social friendship, universal love, and solidarity. Join us to reflect on Pope Francis’ message of love for neighbor and a global society built on justice and the common good, and its application in the current context of the ongoing pandemic, inequality, and divisions in Church and society.

Black Progress and Racial Backlash | Bob Hunter

In session 17, Bob Hunter explores Carol Anderson’s argument presented in White Rage: The Unspoken Truth about the Racial Divide and considers how to intercept this cycle of black progress and white rage.

The Unknown King: Why You Need a Class on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr | Dr. Lewis Brogdon

In session 16, Dr. Brogdon will discuss the Unknown King. We all do it: MLK week in America – we attend a special service or watch a clip of the conclusion of his famous “I have a dream” speech. We say Dr. King was a great man who inspired America and the world. Then we go home . . . What a disservice to legacy of Dr. King and the thousands involved in the freedom struggle during the 1950s and 60s!

As racism has emerged as an issue we can no longer ignore, it is time to do something different. We need to take Dr. King seriously as a civil rights leader and a radical intellectual leader whose ideas spurred a movement of global change. Join JustFaith Ministries, in partnership with Simmons College (historically black college), as we help you understand why you need a class on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Putting Laudato Si’ Into Action! | Dan Misleh

In session fifteen of Acting for Justice, Dan Misleh will show how Catholic Climate Covenant is working to help implement the Vatican’s Laudato Si’ Year campaign in the U.S. so that people of faith and conscience can truly hear “both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.” Amidst multiple crises, climate change remains a top priority for many both at home and abroad, and the Covenant brings the tools and resources to address this existential crisis.

Imagining A New World | Rev. Terri Hord Owens

In session fourteen of Acting for Justice, Rev. Terri Hord Owens discusses the importance of imagining a new world.

Racial Justice Series | Program Information Meeting

The JustFaith Ministries staff provide information about Racial Justice Series.

Faith and Immigration Justice | Information Meeting

The JustFaith Ministries staff provide information about Faith and Immigration Justice.

Sacred Land | Information Meeting

The JustFaith Ministries staff provide information about Sacred Land: Food and Farming.

Doing Justice with the Money You Don’t Give Away | Andy Loving

In session thirteen of Acting for Justice, Andy Loving speaks to “Doing Justice with the Money You Don’t Give Away.”

Just Engagement | Information Meeting

The JustFaith Ministries staff provide information about Just Engagement: The Power to Change.

2020 Visions: Restoring God’s Creation, Our Communities, and Our Souls | Shantha Ready Alonso

In session twelve of Acting for Justice while Sheltering in Place, Shantha Ready Alonso discusses the environmental concerns challenging our world today.

Cultivating Nonviolence, Harvesting Peace | Information Meeting

The JustFaith Ministries staff provide information about Cultivating Nonviolence, Harvesting Peace.

Necessary Steps: Difficult Conversations on Racism | Kim Mazyck & Tom Mulloy

In session eleven of Acting for Justice while Sheltering in Place, Kim Mazyck and Tom Mulloy discuss the necessary steps for difficult conversations on racism.

Being a Pope Francis Voter | Sr. Simone Campbell

In session ten of Acting for Justice while Sheltering in Place, Sister Simone Campbell discusses being a Pope Francis voter.

Think Globally; Act Virtually | Bill O’Keefe

In session nine of Acting for Justice while Sheltering in Place, Bill O’Keefe, gives a presentation entitled, “Think Globally; Act Virtually! Advocacy in the COVID Era.”

Youth for Justice | Information Meeting

The JustFaith Ministries staff provide information about Youth for Justice.

JustFaith + JustFaith Catholic | Information Meeting

The JustFaith Ministries staff provide information about the JustFaith and JustFaith Catholic program series. The information meeting includes an overview of the programs, tips about starting groups in your church or area, and general information for potential facilitators.

What We Continue to Get Wrong About Racism | Dr. Lewis Brogdon

In session eight of Acting for Justice while Sheltering in Place, Dr. Lewis Brogdon discusses what we continue to get wrong about racism.

Discipleship in a Time of Radical Change | Johnny Zokovitch

In session seven of Acting for Justice while Sheltering in Place, Johnny Zokovitch discusses discipleship in a time of radical change.

Racial Justice Series | Information Meeting

The JustFaith Ministries staff provide information about the racial justice program series. The information meeting includes an overview of the programs, tips about starting groups in your church or area, and general information for potential facilitators

The Intersectionality of Faith and Race | Dr. Vicki Vernon Lott

In session six of Acting for Justice while Sheltering in Place, Dr. Vicki Vernon Lott discusses the intersectionality of faith and race.

Climate Witness Project | Kris Van Egen

In session five of Acting for Justice while Sheltering in Place, Kris Van Egen discusses the Climate Witness Project and sharing resources for how to love our neighbor and the next generation by caring for creation during this global pandemic.

Ocean Month – Honoring God’s Marine Creation | Shantha Ready Alonso

In session four of Acting for Justice while Sheltering in Place, Shantha Ready Alonso discusses the importance of honoring God’s Marine Creation.

We Won’t Take It Any Longer: Understanding the 2020 Black Protest Movement | Dr. Lewis Brogdon

In session three of Acting for Justice while Sheltering in Place, Dr. Lewis Brogdon discusses the factors that led to mass protest. He also address topics such as protests during the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr.s’ philosophy of nonviolent direct action, Dr. King’s warning about continued unrest in America, and why white silence and blindness is fueling black outrage and nihilism.

The Importance of Advocacy during the Pandemic | Matt Gross

In session two of Acting for Justice while Sheltering in Place, Matt Gross discusses the importance of advocacy during the pandemic.

The Pandemic’s Exposure of Systemic Injustice | Jill Rauh

In session one of Acting for Justice while Sheltering in Place, Jill Rauh discusses how the pandemic has exposed systemic injustice.

Mission Immersion as Pilgrimage

Cecilia Espinoza, Maryknoll Lay Missioner presents information about the immersion experiences through Friends Across Borders.

JustFaith Ministries How To: Encountering Others Through Immersions

JustFaith Ministries programs invite participant groups to move beyond their immediate circle of care to encounter others engaged in the healing work of the Gospel. This webinar explores prayerful ways to enrich immersion experiences and creative approaches to identifying potential locations for encounter. Director of Programs, Joe Grant, will present a vision and a framework for immersions rooted in the faithful practices of visiting, listening, and sharing.

JustFaith Ministries How To: Moving from Discussion to Dialogue

Dialogue is a central component of JustFaith Ministries programs.  It requires a movement from sharing thoughts to sharing from the heart, a constant willingness to remain open. It is no easy practice! This webinar will provide an explanation of the differences between discussion and dialogue and offer guidance on how to cultivate the heartfelt sharing and open-hearted listening of dialogue.  JFM Program Associate, Cory Lockhart, will lead us through the many ways we can encourage depth in ourselves and others through dialogue.

JustFaith Ministries How To: Opening a Space for Prayer

It is not unusual for even the most seasoned facilitator to feel nervous about gathering a group of people in prayer. This webinar, hosted by Program Team member, Mandy Olivam, aims to ease some of that anxiety by offering guidance on the preparation and practice of group prayer.

JustFaith Ministries How To: Program Recruitment

Designed for JFM program facilitators and coordinators who are looking for ideas on how to recruit for an upcoming JFM program.  Join PJ Edwards, a JFM board member, as he offers ideas and thoughts on this process.

Beyond JustFaith: Discerning Your Next Steps

Designed for JFM program facilitators, coordinators, and participants wanting to discern the call as the program comes to an end.  Join Program Director, Joe Grant, and Program Associate, Cory Lockhart, as they offer reflections and ideas on the discernment process.

Like Wheat in the Field: Growing Your Ministry of Charity and Justice

5 Ways to Identify Your Gifts, Form a Team and Start a New Project

A series of webinars designed to help those interested in developing and enhancing church social ministry.

(Part 1 of 3)

Like Wheat in the Field: Growing Your Ministry of Charity and Justice

Nourishment for Social Ministry: Staying Connected and Staying Focused

A series of webinars designed to help those interested in developing and enhancing church social ministry.

(Part 2 of 3)

Like Wheat in the Field: Growing Your Ministry of Charity and Justice

The Secrets to Long-Term Success

A series of webinars designed to help those interested in developing and enhancing church social ministry.

(Part 3 of 3)