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Johnson to be Keynote Speaker at Faith and Justice Conference

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Dr. Wes Johnson

Dr. Wesley Johnson, professor of criminal justice at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be a keynote speaker at Sacred Heart Parish Church in Hattiesburg’s Faith and Justice Conference Saturday, Jan. 25. The conference will be held at Sacred Heart High School, located at 510 W. Pine Street from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Johnson will present “Criminalization of Mental Illness: Crisis and Opportunity for Faith-Based Communities” at 11 a.m.

Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D., director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans, will present the keynote address "The Bible, Pope Francis, and the Least among Us: Scriptural Roots of Faithjustice" at 9:30 a.m.

Afternoon breakout sessions will also be offered on a variety of topics related to the focus of the conference.

A conference fee/offering of $20 per person includes a continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. To register, contact Monique Rowell at Sacred Heart Parish, at 601.583.9404, or register on the church’s website at http://www.sacredhearthattiesburg.com/.