Louisville, Kentucky's Festival of Faiths Highlights Religion and Justice

November 3, 2003

Source: The Courier Journal


On November 3, 2003 The Courier Journal reported that "Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has led legal battles to protect New York State waterways, will talk Sunday about the relationship between spirituality and environmental activism in the keynote address to open this year's Festival of Faiths. The 10-day festival -- a set of interfaith dialogues and activities that has gained national attention in its eight years of existence --also will include talks on nonviolence by the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. Louisville Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson and Police Chief Robert White will speak on faith and community activism, Catholic priest-activists Daniel Berrigan and John Dear will talk about nonviolence and evangelical Christian author Ron Sider will speak on the problem of hunger amid wealth. The common theme, said Terry Taylor, executive director of the sponsoring Cathedral Heritage Foundation, is the relationship of faith to justice."

See also: Interfaith