A recent study conducted by the American Bar Foundation and University of Illinois interviewed a large, random group of people in a Midwest city over a period of 18 months.  They discovered that two-thirds (66%) of adults experienced at least one of 12 different categories of civil justice situations including employment, money (finances, government benefits,…

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George Washington said, “The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.”  When that pillar is cracked, democracy itself is in danger.  So what exactly is cracked? The World Justice Project measures successful application of the Rule of Law in 99 countries around the world.  This is important because global acceptance of the rule…

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We all have moms. The most amazing multi-tasking force on Earth. If you are blessed to still have your mom, then appreciate her this Mother’s Day (and every day)! Mom is one of the most challenging roles on the planet. This is especially true for single moms. Did you know that 1 in 4 children…

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Last Friday I was in Oklahoma City speaking at one of our partnering gospel justice center’s annual fundraising breakfast.  Trinity Legal Clinic believes in “Answering God’s call to seek justice and mercy by providing legal services to the poor and needy.” I was moved at the breakfast by the story of John who showed up…

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We live in a broken world.  It is easy to see injustice.  What is hard to see and remember is that injustice is rooted in a real enemy – the Devil.  Just as Justice is part of God’s character, Injustice is part of Satan’s character.  He is the father of lies, prince of darkness and…

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You may be familiar with the Pew Research reports that demonstrate the rise of the “nones” in America.  The “nones” comprise 1/5th of the U.S. population that have no church affiliation; it includes 1/3 of adults under the age of 30.  But are you familiar with the “Dones”? The “Dones” are those who say they…

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The Department of Justice released its 102 page investigation of the Ferguson Police Department this week.   I was in Ferguson last month and it is difficult to describe the extent of destruction that remains.  Scores of buildings remain in ashes.  Hope also seems to float like ashes in the wind.  If justice were a woman,…

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This past week the world was impacted by the attacks in Paris. Radical muslims attacking Jews and a satirical newspaper. Fear and tensions rise. How can there be peace? How can there be justice? I’d like to take a lesson from a man named Daniel. He was a Jewish exile when Babylon conquered Israel in…

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By Bradley Merrill Thompson This is the final installment in a blog series: Don’t leave Christian Legal Aid to the Lawyers.  Brad is a shareholder in the Washington DC office of Epstein Becker Green. Although he works in Washington, he lives in Zionsville, Indiana and volunteers with the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. In his spare…

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  By Bradley Merrill Thompson This is another installment in a blog series.  Brad is a shareholder in the Washington DC office of Epstein Becker Green. Although he works in Washington, he lives in Zionsville, Indiana and volunteers with the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. In his spare time, Brad is an avid photographer who loves…

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