The mission of the Capital Area Justice Ministry is for diverse religious congregations to work together over the long haul to build a powerful movement that will end segregation and poverty, and advance justice and opportunity for all.
We endeavor to build justice ministries within and among our congregations and engage the faith community across the Big Bend to build authentic relationships so we can dismantle the oppressive local systems that have produced inequity, segregation, and the wealth gap between privileged and marginalized communities.
The Capital Area Justice Ministry is a coalition of 20 religious congregations working together to build a powerful community-wide justice ministry that will bring about justice and equity in Tallahassee and the surrounding area.
This coming fall of 2021, we will prioritize which pressing community problems we will tackle in our first year. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
The foundational text that frames the purpose and efforts of the Capital Area Justice Ministry is...
He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
Our faith communities are well organized to foster our humble walk with God through worship and bible study. We regularly delve into mercy ministries that bind the wounds of individuals in need through tutoring, feeding, and clothing efforts.
However, our congregations neglect the mandate to do justice. Biblically, justice means holding Pharaoh, money lenders, Caesar, and kings accountable for treating the people with partiality. In our present age, we are called to do justice by holding local officials accountable for creating and carrying out policies and practices that allow people of all races and nationalities, economic standing, sex, ability, and age to live life abundantly through equitable opportunities.
The Capital Area Justice Ministry is committed to developing a powerful local ministry that will engage congregations in actively answering God’s call to “do justice.”