Nehemiah Action Assembly

Monday, May 2, 2022 • 7–8pm
World's Fair Park Amphitheater

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Annual Assembly Selects 2022 Action

360 individuals participated in Justice Knox’s recent Annual Assembly (meeting of network members).

Justice Knox Upcoming Events & COVID-19

March 17, 2020 Amid growing concern about the coronavirus outbreak, Justice Knox has canceled the March 30th Rally as well as the Nehemiah Action on May 4th. Please continue to save the dates of May 4th & June 15th for network gatherings. The current plan is to assume June 15th as a tentative Nehemiah Action… Continue reading Justice Knox Upcoming Events & COVID-19

2020!

January 24, 2020 Here at Justice Knox, we hope everyone enjoyed their holiday and the start of their new year! We are excited to announce that our research to action process is in full swing. Stay posted for updates to our campaigns in mental health, education, affordable housing, and our newest campaign— transportation ? And.… Continue reading 2020!

Justice Knox Annual Assembly

November 4, 2018 Calling all justice ministry network members, team members & clergy! Don’t miss the Annual Assembly, Monday, November 12, 7-8:30 pm, Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2137 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. This is the culmination of our listening process and the assembly where the network determines the course of our work over the coming… Continue reading Justice Knox Annual Assembly

Justice Knox Leaders Report on Affordable Housing Research

April 15, 2018 Justice Knox leader, Elizabeth Johnson, rallies Justice Knox members to attend the 2018 Nehemiah Action on April 30 to call for action to increase affordable housing in our community.  Did you know that close to 1 in 5 Knoxville families pay more than 50% of their incomes for rent & utilities?

Justice Knox Welcomes New Congregations

April 15, 2018 Justice Knox Co-President, Rev. Meredith Loftis, welcomes Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Muslim Community of Knoxville in a Covenant Ceremony at the 2o18 Justice Knox Rally.

Justice Knox Recognizes Police Chief Rausch and Sheriff Jones

April 15, 2018 On April 9 at the Justice Knox Rally, Justice Knox members applauded Chief Rausch and Sheriff Jones with a standing ovation for their follow through in training all officers to deal appropriately with people with mental illness.  Members also welcomed new congregations with a standing ovation.

House Meetings Increase Community Participation in Justice Knox

October 22, 2017 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… Continue reading House Meetings Increase Community Participation in Justice Knox

A Successful Inaugural Nehemiah Action Assembly

September 19, 2017 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… Continue reading A Successful Inaugural Nehemiah Action Assembly

Across the Country, Justice Ministry Organizations Win

August 11, 2017 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… Continue reading Across the Country, Justice Ministry Organizations Win