Many of us are called to take action for justice, working to address the conditions that give rise to poverty, unequal treatment before the law, and other community problems such as housing, transportation, jobs, etc.
Our CAJE ministry holds several meetings throughout the year; these meetings help us identify the needs in our community and work toward a just resolution. (Meetings include the Listening Process, Organizers, Congregations, Researching & Cutting Issues, the Rally, the Action, Celebration & Investment Dinner.) For more information, contact the CAJE office at 812-760-3811.
CAJE is currently working to address the lack of affordable housing and the over incarceration of our neighbors with mental illness. CAJE is seeking to create an effective affordable housing trust fund to help incentivize the development of affordable housing. Also, CAJE is working to bring a Crisis Care Center to the tri-county area in order to provide immediate care for those in mental health crisis, especially those whose situations are being addressed by law enforcement.
CAJE is also continuing to monitor the HWY 41 bus route, which gives people access to jobs, as well as the use of Narcan, which saves lives of those who overdose on opiates.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming CAJE gatherings!
September 17, 2018 Listening Process Kickoff
November 12, 2018 Community Problems Assembly
December 3, 2018 Research Kickoff
March 18, 2019 Team Assembly (Team Captains Only) – St. Lucas UCC
March 31, 2019 Justice Ministry Brunch—11:30 am St. Anthony Cafeteria
April 8, 2019 RALLY (All network members)
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Newburgh
May 6, 2019 NEHEMIAH ACTION—(All network members & invited guests)
Old National Events Plaza, Evansville
June 17, 2019 CELEBRATION
Registration for all events begins at 6:00 pm and the programs start at 6:30 pm