Presented by Justice Matters
Following the Biblical example found in chapter five of the book of Nehemiah, the believers of Lawrence will come together at the Lied Center for the annual Nehemiah Assembly. At this gathering, 2,000 people of faith will show support for well-researched solutions to local issues of justice. Trained leaders will present our proposals and discuss them with the appropriate officials to determine a plan forward.
In 2016, Justice Matters addressed:
- Trauma impacting babies and infants from 0–5 years old;
- The Mental Health system focused specifically on the creation of a Crisis Stabilization Center and its relationship to the plans to expand the Douglas County Jail, and;
- The shortage of affordable homes in Lawrence for working families and vulnerable populations
Justice Matters include the following faith communities: Antioch Church, Eastlake Church, First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, The Islamic Society of Lawrence, Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, Morning Star Church, Ninth Street Baptist Church, Oread Friends Meeting, Peace Mennonite Church, Plymouth Congregational Church, St John Catholic Church, St Luke AME Church, St Margaret Episcopal Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Velocity Church, Victory Bible Church