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.
Exciting CAJE Research is underway on several important community issues. Click on the following links to read more:
CAJE Research to Action Updates February 2020
CAJE Organizational Update February 9, 2020
CAJE Issue Updates March 8, 2020
CAJE Updates April 2020
CAJE Updates May 2020
CAJE 2020 Investment Options
CAJE Updates June 2020
Mark your calendar for the following Justice Ministry opportunities with CAJE!
Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 Community Problems Assembly
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 Research Kickoff
Monday, March 16, 2020 CAJE Team Assembly
Monday, May 11, 2020 Watch the CAJE Virtual Rally on this website
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 CELEBRATION St. Wendel Catholic Church
Registration for all events begins at 6:00 pm and the programs start at 6:30 pm
Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar.
We continue to work together to make a difference in our community!