"Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth" -Psalm 86:11
Ex-Offenders, Justice and Redemption
The Rev. Noel Julnes-Dehner has filmed a documentary on the issues faced by ex-offenders upon release from prison into society, which more often shuns rather than helps them to re-enter community life. The Right Track premieres to a limited audience in May and the cathedral Christian Formation Committee helped to sponsor the film and created a study guide. Now we will show the film to anyone interested and offer a series of panel discussions on various issues surrounding re-entry barriers and the role of government, community and advocacy.
The screening and panel discussions will be held on the Sundays listed below at 11:30 a.m. in the Forum Room.
June 9: The Right Track film showing (26 minutes).
June 16: “The Role of Law and Government,” with speakers state senator Eric Kearney and Hamilton County re-entry director Deanna Hoskins.
June 23: “Justice Advocates Speak Out,” with speakers Paul Graham of the The AMOS Project and Stephen Johnson Grove of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center.
June 30: “How the Community Helps Ex-Offenders,” with speakers Gale Sheldon of Cincinnati Works and Ariel Miller, social justice advocate
For more information, please contact Canon Joanna Leiserson.
Our Vision for Christian Formation
The goal of Christian formation is wholeness of spirit, our faith integrated in body, mind and spirit with our world. Therefore, we support a deep, broad, lifelong journey in faith by offering programs that enlighten, inspire, and enrich the spiritual lives of people in the parish, diocese and wider community. Most Christian Formation programs are on Sunday mornings at 11:30 a.m.in the Forum Room. Others are offered at other times and locations. See the upcoming schedule of classes below.
Weekday Bible Studies
Men's Bible Study
Thursdays, 8 a.m., Library
Women's Bible Study
Thursdays, noon, Room 301
About Christian Formation
What is traditionally called religious education, or even Sunday School, is known as Christian Formation at the cathedral. This is not just some branding effort to be different or unique. Instead, it reflects an approach to how we believe we may best grow as Christians.
Being a Christian is not only an intellectual pursuit, but also - and deeply - a matter of the heart and spirit. When we open ourselves up to the concept of formation, a formation directed by the hand of God, we move into our true callings as human persons. As Canon Joanna Leiserson, the cathedral's canon for Christian formation, says, "The act of formation becomes transformation." And it is in that, we learn what it truly means to be Christian. Our classes reflect this understanding.
The Christian Formation committee is chaired by Mike Phillips.
For information on our Christian Formation program for youth, click here. For information on our children's program, click here.