The Third Thursday Lunch

The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) and the Sowers of Justice Network
FOR is composed of women and men who recognize the essential unity of all creation and have joined together to explore the power of love and truth for resolving human conflict. While it has always been vigorous in its opposition to war, FOR has insisted equally that this effort must be based on a commitment to the achieving of a just and peaceful world community, with full dignity and freedom for every human being.

  1. Third Thursday Lunch - Human Trafficking

    Amy Leenerts is the founder and director of Free2Hope, Inc., a non-profit organization that operates out of Louisville Kentucky. She will teach us what human trafficking is and what it is not, give examples of the warning signs of trafficking, and provide a basis of understanding of its root causes.

    Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world today. Defined under U. S. Federal Law, human trafficking includes labor trafficking, domestic servitude, and sex trafficking. Child and adult victims are trafficked in every country and in every state in the U.S.

  2. Third Thursday Lunch - Food Apartheid

    Andrew Kang Bartlett takes us on a brief journey through our food and farm system challenging us to work turning a death-dealing system into one of healing, connection and love.
    Food Apartheid in Louisville Exposes Hunger Capitalism PDF

    Food in Neighborhoods Community Coalition –

    Food & Faith Blog –

  3. Third Thursday Lunch - The Bail Project

    Shameka Parrish-Wright a "Bail Disruptor" for the Bail Project presents the case against bail.
    Originating in the Bronx, NY, the Bail Project is a new non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail
    system one person at a time. Louisville has been chosen as one of the first sites to begin this vital work because of its high rates of incarceration and pretrial detention. The Louisville Community Bail Fund opened its office in May.
    Shameka Parrish-Wright, the Fund's Bail Disruptor, will explain her unique job and the promises it holds for making a positive impact on poor people.

  4. FOR Celebrates Jean Edwards

    In June of 2012 Louisville's community of peace and justice activists gathered together to celebrate and give voice to the effect Jean Edwards and her husband George Edwards have had in our lives.
    The Louisville Chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation FOR was founded on Armistice Day in 1975 by these tireless peace and justice activists.. The chapter has organized rallies, marches, boycotts and nonviolent civil disobedience to work for de-militarization, racial and economic justice and LGBT equality.