CAJE

Congregations Acting for Justice & Empowerment
…I by my works will show you my faith. James 2:14

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.

You are invited to the Nehemiah Action
When: May 10, 2021 06:00 PM
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ldO6hqzsqE9HIu3uUEej9benyQTt1zY7F
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The third Road to Recovery Meeting will take place on Wednesday April 21, 3:00 pm at the Old National Events Plaza. CAJE staff will arrive by 2:45 pm to CAJE stickers/buttons.
This is an important meeting!
It has been painfully obvious that most members of the Road to Recovery committee have made up their minds: there will be NO county funding of the Evansville Care Center. You have seen what CAJE’s people power can do – and we must do it again. Lives are at stake. Our neighbors – our families – are depending on us!
Please join us! If you cannot be there, please email the committee by clicking this link and following a few prompts: https://www.greaterevansvillecaje.org/take-action

Committee working to decide how to spend portion of American Rescue Plan money
Click on the following link for Media coverage of  Second Road to Recovery Meeting

WFIE’s Coverage

Read the CAJE Rally article in the Courier & Press at the following link:
https://www.courierpress.com/story/news/2021/04/14/speakers-caje-rally-decry-lack-housing-mental-health-care/7217041002/

Exciting CAJE Research is underway on several important community issues.  Click on the following links to read more:
CAJE Updates March 16, 2021
CAJE Updates March 9, 2021
CAJE Updates February 2021
CAJE Updates January 27, 2021

Mark your calendar for the following Justice Ministry opportunities with CAJE! 
Monday, Sept. 21, 2020           Listening Process Kick Off
Sept. 21 – Oct. 25, 2020           House Meeting
November 16, 2020                  Community Problems Assembly
April 12, 2021                             CAJE Rally
May 10, 2021                              Nehemiah Action
June 14, 2021                             Celebration 
Registration for all events begins at 6:00 pm and the programs start at 6:30 pm

We continue to work together to make a difference in our community!