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. . . mark your calendars for our 4th annual […]
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 year! It is the first event that network […]
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?
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.
Justice Knox 2018 Rally for the Nehemiah Action: Rev. Ann Myers & Rev. John Mark Wiggers present Police Chief Rausch and Sheriff Jones with Certificates of Recognition for following through with commitments from last year’s Nehemiah Action to train 100% of their officers in crisis intervention training!
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]