Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Take Action Workshop Sunday

In This Moment tells us about Free training this Sunday to teach how to take Kansas back from the religious right:
Mainstream Voices of Faith – an organization of moderate and progressive clergy and religious lay people – is holding a free Take Action Workshop Sunday afternoon in Johnson County.
The event is set for 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 11, at
Colonial Church, 7039 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, Kan.

The workshop schedule includes sessions on science and religion, peace, human dignity, the economy and practical strategies for clergy and lay leaders.

There will be sessions for lay leaders and clergy, and for anyone of good will. Sessions will be presented by:

Ira Harritt, Program Coordinator, American Friends Service Committee
Councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver, Pastor Community Fellowship Church of Jesus Christ
Rabbi Mark Levin, Temple Beth Torah, Overland Park, Kan.
Rev. Dr. Fran Manson, United Methodist clergy, retired
Dr. Barbara Lukert, KU Medical Center Endocrinologist
Rev. John Tamilio III, Senior Pastor Colonial Church in Prairie Village, KS
Susan Letizia, Citizen Hunger and Poverty, MORE2, MO Association For Social Welfare
Rev. Spencer Barrett, Co-chair, Kansas City Interfaith Worker Justice, MO, Pastor Bethel AME Church
Kathy Cook, Executive Director of Kansas Families for Public Education
Rep. Craig C. Bland, Representative MO District 43
Lori Messinger, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Welfare, KU
Bob Harder, United Methodist Minister

You can register for the training at the coalition’s web site, or by calling 913.649.3326. Registration isn't required, but will help Mainstream Voices with their planning.

And for you Manhattanites out there, Saturday June 10 at 7 pm you'll be able to see The Red State Blues Band, mostly K-State scientists and all supporters of the Manhattan School Board's decision to reject the new science standards. The Red State Blues Band performance will benefit the Kansas Alliance for Education. You $10 donation will help support the KAE's work promoting pro-science candidates.

The event will be on the patio of the Little Apple Brewing Co. at 1110 Westloop Center in Manhattan, Kansas.