Sacred Conversations

Justice Matters begins its annual cycle each year with widespread, intentional listening. This has three purposes:

  1. To ground the concerns/priorities the organization tackles in the experience of our members;
  2. To give voice to the cries of the people, and;
  3. To build formal networks in our participating congregations that can be mobilized to address issue of justice.

The Listening Process training will give Team Leaders the tools they need to host successful house meetings where genuine stories of personal experience with injustice are surfaced among a small group of 9-15 people from their church, synagogue, or mosque.  These stories will be categorized into themes to allow Justice Network Members to elect one new priority for Justice Matters to address the coming year. Leaders will also seek stories during the Listening Process related to our four ongoing themes: mental health, affordable housing, childhood trauma, and growing incarceration. 

Free childcare will be provided on-site.


September 17, 2016 at 9:00am - 12pm


First United Methodist Church - West Campus
867 Highway 40
Lawrence, KS 66046
United States
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Ben MacConnell ·


Steve Yoder Katie Hobson Sandra Heacock Sara Taliaferro Christy Bukowski Michelle Ward Kathy Miller Shari Raybern Susan Rieger stephen dowdell Gwen Wolfe Susie Brooks Karen Hickey Joanna Harader Michael Doudoroff Carolyn Krehbiel Sarah Merriman Monte Soukup Beverly Bartscher Carol Abrahamson Ann Hossler Rose Schmidt Dennis Constance Sherry Barbee Judy Lewis Cynthia Eubanks vicki mcmurray Eric Babb Bill Wood Barbara Palmer Julee Smith Virgil Dean Mary Baskett Marilyn Page Judy Pope Sue Kristiansen Randy Krehbiel Stanley Sneegas Chelsy Larson Eric Ryan Katie Sears Thad Holcombe Patricia Lechtenberg

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