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CCK cosponsors training to equip pastoral leaders to advocate for death penalty abolition12 Oct

Kentucky Council of Churches

Kentucky Council of Churches

Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

The Catholic Conference along with the Kentucky Council of Churches and the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, are hosting a one-day event to provide religious leaders who oppose the death penalty tools to advocate for its abolition.

 Your help is essential if we are to have a great turnout. There are already 21 religious leaders signed up representing 15 of the House legislative districts and 14 of the Senate districts.

Our goal is to have a least one religious leader from each House district attend this important training. So we need 80 more good men and women.

Here’s how you can help: please forward this information to your religious leader—pastor, assistant pastors, church deacons, rabbis, imams, and other religious leaders—and urge them to sign up for this one-day training.

There are two training locations and dates. Both sessions will start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. The Nov. 16 session will take place at the Home of the Innocents in Louisville (1100 E. Market St). The Nov. 17 session will be held at the Berea Friends Meeting House in Berea (300 Harrison Road).
 
Lunch is included and, like the whole event, is free. Presentations and discussions will focus on

  • The State of the Death Penalty in Kentucky
  • How Can Religious Leaders Speak Effectively About Abolishing the Death Penalty
  • Steps to Take to Abolish the Death Penalty in Kentucky
  • How Can We Be of Mutual Assistance in Our Advocacy for Abolition

In addition to sharing their own experiences, participants will hear from state leaders for abolition and a national leader from the Death Penalty Information Center.

 Those who wish to attend can sign up online or by contacting and speaking to Kaye Gallagher at 502-636-1330.

Please do all you can to get word about this exciting program to leaders in your faith community. Thanks!

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