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.

CAJE Celebration – All Saints Parish was awarded trophy
for Highest Congregational Turnout at the Nehemiah Action!

Watch the May 10th Nehemiah Action below:

Here is a link to the WEHT/WTVW story, covering the Action:
Tri-State Homepage CAJE Holds Annual Nehemiah Action Coverage
 

Watch the April 12th Rally below:

Read the CAJE Rally article in the Courier & Press at the following link:
Evansville Courier & Press CAJE Rally Coverage

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

Exciting CAJE Research is underway on several important community issues.  Click on the following links to read more:

CAJE Updates October 13, 2021
CAJE Updates October 5, 2021
CAJE Updates August 1, 2021
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, November 15, 2021 – Community Problems Assembly
Monday, April 4, 2022 – Rally
Monday, May 9, 2022 – Nehemiah Action
Monday, June 13, 2022 – Celebration
Registration for all events begins at 6 pm and the programs start at 6:30 pm.

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