Forums and Workshops
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JRLC staff and board members lead literally hundreds of forums and workshops each year. Below are some sample titles and descriptions, but please know that we will work with you to tailor content, especially if you are conducting a thematic or issue-oriented series of events.
Faithful Advocacy for Children
This forum is designed to clarify why we must care for the children in our local and global communities and offer ideas about how to start. This session also defines advocacy and why it is important to get involved at the systemic level.
This forum covers interfaith principles and God's call to build a just society. The role of citizen is explored from a religious and social justice perspective with practical tips on how religious communities can be good stewards of our democracy. If desired, it can also included introductory training for congregations on effective advocacy and lobbying.
Health care, housing, child care, human trafficking, payday lending, impartial judiciary, taxes, gambling, poverty...these are all topics which we can help illuminate from an interfaith perspective and give practical tips on how to make change for the common good.
Organizing Your Friends, Community and Congregation
This training provides individuals who are already advocates with the tools to get others involved. The forum includes discussion of our faith-based mandate to care for "the least of these," as well as ways to educate, energize, and mobilize others to be advocates.
Legislative Update (with or without an emphasis on a specific issue)
This forum is designed to provide a solid understanding of what current legislative issues are and how they affect our communities. If the forum is scheduled during the legislative session, we will give up-to-the-minute information and suggestions for ways to respond.