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Cory Lockhart is a teacher, writer, public speaker, and peacemaker. She facilitates classes and workshops for teens and adults on living and communicating with compassion and speaks to groups about the experiences and ideas that have shaped her. She believes in the fundamental dignity of every person and the interconnectedness of all people and Creation. She does her best to practice what she preaches, often stumbling along the path, but always getting back up and continuing forward.

Cory has been featured in U.S. Catholic and Today's Woman magazines. She was the 2016 recipient of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville Angeline Award.  In 2017, she gave the annual Fellin Lecture at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. She was the featured guest on the local FORward Radio program “Solutions to Violence” that first aired on March 18, 2019.

Cory is an adjunct professor at Bellarmine University and teacher at Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion; she writes for JustFaith Ministries (JFM) and has an ongoing commitment with Christian Peacemaker Teams. She recently completed writing the 8-week program Cultivating Nonviolence, Harvesting Peace for JFM. Some of her writing can be found on the JFM website. In April 2016 in Rome, she was one of about 80 participants in the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference, organized by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Pax Christi International, and other organizations; she is now a member of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative that was created as a result of the conference. She is involved in various local peace and justice initiatives. 

Cory has a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from Northwestern University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Bellarmine University and a Master of Arts in Spirituality from Bellarmine University and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She was a classroom teacher for 14 years. She completed a month-long training on nonviolence and related topics with Christian Peacemaker Teams and two 10-day International Intensive Trainings in Nonviolent Communication through the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She is pursuing certification as a nonviolent communication trainer.  

Cory is a trained, attuned, and certified Reiki Master in Usui and Holy Fire Reiki. Reiki training and practice awakened her to her intuitive gifts, which led to the development of heart portraits. She continues to explore how those intuitive gifts may best serve the world.

Cory lives in Louisville, KY.