Church Leaders to Gather at the Capitol for Weekly Prayer in Action

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January 11, 2018.  The Kentucky Council of Churches is hosting Prayer in Action Days at the State Capitol each Tuesday during the General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens. A kick-off event was held Tuesday, January 9th in the Capitol Rotunda. Subsequent gatherings, listed below, will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Capitol Annex.

Jan. 16                   Justice Reform                    

Jan. 23                   Tax Reform                          

Jan. 30                   Healthcare/Disabilities

Feb. 6                     Workers’ Rights/Fair Wages

Feb. 13                   Environment/Energy

Feb. 20                   Gun Violence

Feb. 27                   Smoke-Free Tomorrow

Mar. 6                    Death Penalty

Mar. 20                  Responsible Lending

The Council was pleased with the participation at these events last year, and was encouraged to do it again in 2018. Participants come from all over the Commonwealth to pray together, learn about issues, and visit their legislators. “We are called to see and to do justice, thus we come together as citizens of the Commonwealth to call on the governor and Legislators to a higher moral ground for all.”

The Kentucky Council of Churches chose these issues based on policy statements approved by all eleven of the Council’s denominational members. The membership includes Protestant and Roman Catholic congregations. The Council works with other state advocacy groups and coalitions on issues of mutual interests. “We have several organizations and union groups who partner with us to provide information to our constituency, “stated Gillett, “and many of their members attend the Prayer in Action events because they want to be a part of what we are trying to do.”

All Prayer in Action events are interfaith and open to the public and media. For more information contact the Kentucky Council of Churches at [email protected], 859-269-7715, or visit our website: www.kycouncilofchurches.org.

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