access to justice

Two major reports demonstrate the startling reality of a lack of access to justice.  While the trends are disturbing, the opportunity to expand help and hope is greater. Justice and the Poor: A study of the present denial of justice to the poor In July, Harvard released a significant report on the legal system and…

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open the gates

Do you believe Micah 6:8?  “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to DO JUSTICE, LOVE KINDNESS, and to WALK HUMBLY with your God.”  On Friday, October 19, 564 registered guest gathered at STRONGER to live out Micah 6:8.  Here’s how you can join…

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Father

Father’s Day.  For some the day is a challenge of emotions caused by a distant, abusive or absent father.  Others spend an awkward day required by a divorce decree.  Many reflect on a dad who is no longer living.  Fathers aren’t perfect, but we have a heavenly father who is and he built within dads…

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make justice for all possible

Next week is National Pro Bono Celebration Week and the perfect opportunity to examine how to make justice for all possible.  By identifying the problem we can identify how to work together toward a solution. America has a problem America’s number one problem is we don’t recognize the problem.  We recognize symptoms and spend a…

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Freedom is critical for the flourishing of people.  Freedom is deeply connected to justice.  Here are five ways to understand the value of freedom in the work of justice.  Freedom and Faith. This Sunday is Freedom Sunday.  Our friends at International Justice Mission are spotlighting human slavery.  Join us and access the free resources available…

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by Bruce Strom I dropped my sons off at their high school today. I hope they were allowing costumes as I saw cats, witches and an assortment of others entering the school. But my son had the scariest costume of all. He was a lawyer. Dressed in a sharp suit, nothing strikes more fear than…

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“The Lord looked and was displeased to find there was no justice.  He was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed.”  Isa. 59:16 I wonder if God shares the big profit concerns of large law firms.  This week’s lead story in Craine’s Chicago Business was on the widening justice gap in…

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The annual poverty report was just released.  And the debates rage over the 50 year war on poverty.  “Poverty is not as bad as they say.”  “People just need to stop living off the government and get a job.” “Let’s stop coddling the poor.”  The New York Times reported this week on more municipalities passing…

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Hon. Lora J. Livingston is judge of the 261st District Court in Travis County, Texas (Austin).  She has served on the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, and the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID).  She currently serves on the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and…

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On Monday, April 7 a historic summit will take place on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.  Never before has a state Supreme Court initiated a discussion with communities of faith and sought their involvement in making access to justice possible.  Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder is convening the Tennessee Faith &…

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