Justice Knox House Meeting

House Meetings Increase Community Participation in Justice Knox

House meetings are integral to our information gathering, or LISTENING, period. Through house meetings, we ask people “what keeps you up at night” and “what community problems make you angry,” and we invite people to live out the biblical mandate to “do justice” by joining us in our work. With results from our combined house meetings, we identify and adopt an […]

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Justice Knox's inaugural Nehemiah Action Assembly

A Successful Inaugural Nehemiah Action Assembly

After our first research process, we successfully gathered 1,236 people at Central United Methodist Church for Justice Knox’ first Nehemiah Action Assembly on April 24, 2016, to press for justice in our city. In our mental health campaign, with this Assembly gathered, Justice Knox leaders secured commitments from Police Chief Rausch and Sheriff Jones that they would train 100% of […]

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Affordable Housing

Across the Country, Justice Ministry Organizations Win

Fair suspension policies in public schools: Charleston, SC school superintendent implemented Positive Behavior Intervention Systems in 10 schools and Restorative Justice in 5 schools, reducing suspension rates; Affordable housing: City of Lexington, KY committed $2 million annually to an affordable housing trust fund to build and renovate low-income housing; Diversion of mentally ill people from legal system: in Lawrence, KS, […]

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The first Justice Knox Annual Assembly held on November 14, 2016

Annual Assembly brings Knoxville Congregations Together around Justice

The 2016 Annual Assembly, held on November 14th, 2016, was joined by 14 member congregations, forming Justice Knox. Now, a year later, more than 20 congregations, including Lutheran, Catholic, Episcopalian, Baptist, United Methodist, Presbyterian, Non-Denominational Christian, United Church of Christ and Jewish are participating at some level. By the 2017 Justice Knox Annual Assembly, 18 member congregations will be in […]

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