News from the Tennessee Valley Religion


Library training to be Oct. 27

The North Alabama Library Fall Festival will be Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Shoal Creek Baptist Church, 1077 Shoal Creek Road, Priceville.

The conference for church library and media workers will offer classes in administration, classification and cataloging, book repair, promotion and more. The event is free and lunch will be provided. Registration is required by calling Eva Nell Hunter at 355-4021 or 353-5912 or by e-mailing

Attendees may bring duplicates of materials to pass along to other libraries.

Anti-poverty conference Nov. 8

A conference “Justice, Poverty and Public Policy: The Faith Community Responds” will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, Huntsville, on Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. Participants will be able to pick from workshops on health care, education, public transportation, climate change, family structures, environmental justice, predatory lending, mental health, the Alabama tax system and the Alabama constitution.

Speakers will include Jim Williams, executive director of the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, and Roy Herron, a former minister who is now a Tennessee state senator and a professor at Vanderbilt University. Herron is author of “How Can a Christian Be in Politics?”

The cost is $15 and includes a box supper. Free childcare will be available. For reservations or more information, call Interfaith Mission Service at 536-2401 by Nov. 6 at noon. IMS is the sponsor of the event, which is presented by the Faith Coalition on Poverty and Public Policy.

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Compiled by Melanie Smith

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