care

You did it!  You successfully brought justice and hope to nearly 1,000 vulnerable neighbors through the compassionate care campaign.  Allow us to share some of your stories and the opportunity to be part of a new May Justice Roll campaign. The success of the Compassionate Care Campaign On March 14 I met with our COO…

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coronavirus

Life is temporarily changing as the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) grows.  Schools, libraries, park districts, churches, restaurants and some businesses are closing.  Travel is restricted.  Social distancing is a new word in our vocabulary as fear spreads.  How should you respond in the midst of this national crisis? 1.  Don’t panic – participate With new…

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care

I was blessed to get out of the Chicago cold on vacation recently.  While traveling, I read “Crazy Enough to Care” by my friend, Alvin Bibbs.  Alvin provides excellent insights into what it means to be crazy enough to care. Begin with Compassion Alvin’s book is not meant to be read as a book.  The…

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Although Justice Champion Penni McConnell has faced some challenges getting the San Joaquin Gospel Justice Center started, she will be the first to tell you it was worth it. “Anything I do for Jesus is worth it,” says Penni. Through it all, God never stopped calling her to the family business of justice and He…

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GRACIE MURPHREE, JUSTICE CHAMPION Justice Champion Robin Gracie Travis-Murphree was asked so often how she survived the trials of her life that her answer, “By the grace of God”, led to the name by which she is now known: Gracie. The Lord confirmed this change through 1 Corinthians 15:10 and 1 Timothy 1:12. Gracie will tell you…

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Killa Marti is an attorney at Solano Law Firm and founder of Clarkston Justice Center in Clarkston, Georgia. Throughout her journey to Justice Champion, there were many confirmations of the calling on her heart. Killa’s mother, an attorney with 30 years of experience, taught her that God loves justice and He has called us to…

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live the gospel

If you are looking for a fresh approach to live the gospel through compassion and justice, then Restore 117 is for you.  Here are practical ways we will challenge you to think through how to live the gospel through compassion and justice. Where the Cross Meets the Street Noel Castellanos leads the Christian Community Development…

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Have you ever thought about why we celebrate the 4th of July?  Probably not.  Honestly, it is very unusual for a country to celebrate its declaration of independence.  Most countries celebrate the day their constitution was signed, but we celebrate the signing of our declaration of independence.  There is good reason to do so. Never…

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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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