Third Thursday Lunch

FOR’s Third Thursday Lunch series, now in its 21st year, offers local, national and international speakers on current peace and justice issues.  For many years, Interfaith Paths to Peace has co-sponsored the series.  The lunches provide a time for like-minded individuals to share a meal and become more knowledgeable about important issues of the day.

The lunches are held on the third Thursday of the month, September thru April (excluding December), at the Rudyard Kipling restaurant at 422 West Oak Street in Old Louisville.  Map

The buffet lunch costs $7 and begins at 11:30 a.m.  The presentation begins at noon and ends about 1:00 p.m.  A reservation is required. (Should there not be information here to do this directly)For more information, see FORsooth or this website for announcements of upcoming lunches.

Videos of previous Third Thursday Lunches are here.

Coming up…

January 15 The Root Causes of the Child Migrant Crisis: A Look from Below…
Stephen Bartlett, Education/Advocacy Coordinator, Agricultural Missions, Inc. (AMI)

“Why are tens of thousands of children migrating from their homes in Central America?” For decades, AMI has partnered with indigenous and campesino communities in Honduras and has accompanied undocumented farm and food industry workers here in the U.S. Stephen Bartlett will give a grassroots perspective on the U.S. role in the crisis, including the impact of exploitative economic and trade policies, U.S. support for oligarchic governments in Central America, and the U.S.’s broken immigration system.

February 19 Doing Something About Gun Violence Two Years After Sandy Hook… Sr. Judy Morris, O.P.

Sr. Judy Morris is Justice Promoter for the Dominican Sisters of Peace and a member of Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence. She will talk about the post-Sandy-Hook reality of gun violence in the United States and the need for common sense gun control laws such as mandatory background checks and a ban on assault and high capacity weapons. Judy will discuss state and federal gun laws and effective national organizations working to reduce gun violence.

March 19 The Martyrdom and Canonization of Archbishop Romero… Fr. Jim Flynn

March 24th marks the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Óscar Romero in San Salvador. Pope Francis has indicated that Romero’s canonization will be on a “fast track,” raising hopes that it will be announced on March 24th, with the ceremony to take place in San Salvador’s Cathedral instead of the Vatican. Jim Flynn, longtime advocate for those who are poor and marginalized in Central America, will share a PowerPoint presentation on the life and death of Archbishop Romero.