Lehigh County Conference of Churches -- Justice and Advocacy Fall Gathering

The Heart of Justice


Lehigh County Conference of Churches

Justice & Advocacy

The Heart of Justice:
Breaking the Cycle of
Fear, Violence, Punishment, Retaliation

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Sacred Heart Hospital

Gathering Schedule*

8:30 am Registration; displays, coffee/tea & conversation
9:00-11:15 Opening Plenary: Welcome, Devotions, Introductions
- Keynote: Overview of our "Prison Industrial Complex" - Hakim Ali (Decarcerate PA)
- Panel presentations, Q&A
11:30-12:30Breakout Session (parallel workshops):
1) Who Are the People in Our Jails and Prisons? Why Are They There?
2) Reconciliation, Forgiveness, and Transformation: What Churches Can Do
3) Decarcerate Pennsylvania - Advocacy for Policy Change
4) Prison Ministry: A View from the Inside
12:30-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00- 3:30Plenary: IIRP - restorative practices workshop - John Bailie (IIRP)
- Introduction to Restorative Practices
- Action Planning

*The program is subject to change. Please check this page again for updates and additional details.

Last Updated: 9/30/2013
Created: June 20, 2013