JOINING THE PROPHET'S CRY
"THE LAW IS PARALYZED, AND JUSTICE NEVER PREVAILS. THE
WICKED HEM IN THE RIGHTEOUS, SO THAT JUSTICE IS PERVERTED."
As a nation we pledge “justice for all”, but in reality millions of Americans are unable to access justice. Unable to receive protection for their livelihood, health and families. 1 in 3 Americans cannot afford an attorney. Without legal help they struggle in a cycle of fear, uncertainty and hopelessness. These men, women and children are our neighbors and they need our help.
Women & Children Are Targets
The United States is the second highest destination in the world for trafficked women. It is estimated that 14,500 to 17,500 people, primarily women and children, are trafficked to the U.S. annually. (U.S. State Department).
Victims Remain Helpless
Only those accused of a crime in our country are entitled to a free attorney, their victims are not. Victims of crime are often left to fend for themselves as they simply cannot afford the legal representation necessary to ensure they receive proper treatment and justice.
U.S. Ranks Near Bottom
The U.S. ranks 94th in the world for providing affordable access to justice (World Justice Project). A key Sustainable Development Goal of the United Nations is “Peace and Justice” (Goal 16). A nation cannot flourish when justice depends on how much money you have.
ACROSS THE STREET
INJUSTICE IS NEAR YOU
We are called to do justice and mercy. We are given the example of the Good Samaritan serving a victim in need no matter the stigmas attached. But how are we to do this amidst the complexities of the justice system? Gospel Justice Initiative equips people across the nation to transform lives by serving both the spiritual and legal need of the poor with pro bono legal services.
Through Christ, we can speak for the voiceless. Whether you are a business owner who wishes to sponsor a Gospel Justice team, or Christian lawyers ready to provide legal assistance to those in need, a church who wishes to launch a Gospel Justice Center, or an advocate ready to donate time or funds to this great cause, you can truly change lives.
With so many Americans unable to access the legal help they so desperately need it is impossible for us just to stand by. We have a God-given calling to help those in need, and we believe that providing Christian legal help through Gospel Justice Initiative is the answer.
JOIN THE CAUSE
ANSWER THE NEED AND GET INVOLVED
"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8
Regardless of your role, we are all called to act justly. But what does that look like for each of us individually? How can we practically help someone legally? Click the role below that best describes you, and find out how you can have kingdom impact by teaming with GJI.