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Church leaders to gather at Frankfort Capitol for Prayer in Action Days each Tuesday during session

The Kentucky Council of Churches is hosting Prayer in Action Days at the State Capitol each Tuesday during next year’s General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens.

The kick-off event will be Tuesday, January 3, 11 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.

Subsequent gatherings will begin at 9:30 a.m.:

Jan. 10 Workers’ Rights/Fair Wage
Jan. 17 Responsible Lending
Jan. 24 Voting Rights
Jan 31 Tax Reform
Feb. 7 Justice Reform/Restorative Justice
Feb. 14 Gun Violence
Feb. 21 Healthcare/Disabilities
Feb. 28 Death Penalty
Mar. 7 Environment/Energy
Mar. 14 Immigrants/Refugees

Prayer in Action Days are inspired by Moral Mondays in North Carolina, where religious leaders created significant change in policies that oppressed the poor and people of color.


In 2016, the Council of Churches partnered with Repairers of the Breach, a national organization led by Moral Monday leader Rev. Dr. William Barber. “We held three excellent and well-attended events, including the Day of Action rally and the Moral Revival service,” said Rev. Dr. Peggy Hinds. Executive Director of the Council. “These events inspired more progressive faith leaders to speak out against racism, xenophobia, and unjust social policies. We want to continue that momentum in 2017.”

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, and many of them have committed to support the Prayer in Action Days.

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

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