Mark Johnson, Senior Pastor of Central Baptist Church sent me the following information about a special training session on developing relationships and support for non-violent, peaceful resistance as a witness for positive change for our community and world. This training session is geared specifically towards clergy members. Please feel free to pass this information along to others in your network.   Kentucky Council of Churches Executive Director, Don Gillett, and, President, Kent Gilbert are working with Rev. Johnson and the Bluegrass Clergy Network to help produce this training session.  Title: Engaging Peace in Uncivil Times Time/Date: 3:30-5:30 p.m. March 15th, 2018 Place: Temple Adath Israel, 124 N. Ashland Ave., Lexington, KY 40502 Details: Leading us will be Kerby Neill, a member at the Newman Center and an important part of the Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice.  We will begin with a 20 minute video, followed by additional time for training and conversation.   If you are able, we are also requesting a $25 donation for this event which will include the book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life for the first 30 folks who sign-up. Visit www.lexcentral.com/peace to sign-up.

Mark Johnson, Senior Pastor of Central Baptist Church sent me the following information about a special training session on developing relationships and support for non-violent, peaceful resistance as a witness for positive change for our community and world. This training session is geared specifically towards clergy members. Please feel free to pass this information along to others in your network.  

Kentucky Council of Churches Executive Director, Don Gillett, and, President, Kent Gilbert are working with Rev. Johnson and the Bluegrass Clergy Network to help produce this training session. 

Title: Engaging Peace in Uncivil Times

Time/Date: 3:30-5:30 p.m. March 15th, 2018

Place: Temple Adath Israel, 124 N. Ashland Ave., Lexington, KY 40502

Details:

Leading us will be Kerby Neill, a member at the Newman Center and an important part of the Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice.  We will begin with a 20 minute video, followed by additional time for training and conversation.  

If you are able, we are also requesting a $25 donation for this event which will include the book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life for the first 30 folks who sign-up. Visit www.lexcentral.com/peace to sign-up.


A Needed Conversation for all Christians!

Talk about criminal justice reform is at a high. Much of this focuses on the costliness of our current system. While economics matter, many Christians wonder, "Where do God and ethics fit in?"  

In this roundtable workshop, participants will question the popular practice of justice and explore alternatives that are rooted in Christian theology. Compassion, restoration, and communion will be guiding emphases.

The workshop is also set to engage highly relevant issues, such as:

·         Mass incarceration: poverty and race

·         "Treating" drug addiction with punishment

·         The collateral consequences of conviction

·         Kentucky-specific problems and solutions

Two Lexington locations: 

When:      6:30 p.m. March 13, 2017

Where:       Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary

                 601 Hill N Dale Drive, Lexington


 When:       6:30 p.m. March 21, 2017

Where:      Quinn Chapel AME Church

                  744 Charles Ave, Lexington


LOUISVILLE LOCATION:

 When:       9:30 a.m. April 8, 2017

Where:      Shawnee Presbyterian Church,

     101 S 44th St, Louisville