Justice Committee
ICARE

ICARE Celebration

21st ANNUAL NEHEMIAH ASSEMBLY
MONDAY, APRIL 23,2018 AT 6:30 ABYSSINIA BAPTIST CHURCH,
10325 INTERSTATE CENTER RD., 32218

If you would like to ride a bus, there is a sign up sheet in back of church, please sign a Diocese of St Augustine Release of liability form and bring it with you to bus. The buses will leave MHR at 5:30 and return around 9 PM. This is the easiest way to go to NEHEMIAH, no worry about parking!! If you have any questions call Pat Meisner 904 -334-3534.

The Gospel calls us to be people of justice. This ministry promotes the doing of justice by helping the parish to be educated in the social teachings of the Catholic Church and the demands of the Bible concerning justice.

 

The Justice Ministry is also the parish’s direct connection to our membership in ICARE (Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment). The ICARE Mission is "to powerfully address citywide concerns related to issues of justice and fairness." ICARE is a network of over 25 churches, congregations and community organizations across faiths working for social justice. ICARE seeks out problems in our community, researches solutions and then seeks to build power by turning out large number of people to hold public officials accountable to implement workable solutions.

 

Both lay and religious leaders from ACC are active in ICARE, supporting both the organization’s goals and educating the membership about its work.

Currently ICARE is tackling two of the problems facing our community - Policing and increasing the funding to JREC for prisoner transition to the community when released from jail or prison.

We want people to feel protected by the police, not afraid of them. Likewise, we want officers to have strong relationships with the community. Therefore, Jacksonville’s Sheriff Office must take responsibility for building trust with the public.

At this year's Nehemiah Assembly we are asking the sheriff to develop a website that releases data on officer misconduct and complaints, crime trends, officer’s stops, clearance rates, correctional officer complaints, injuries of citizens while in custody, etc… and to stop issuing citations that require fines for jaywalking, loitering or cycling on the sidewalk.

Stay in touch with ICARE on Facebook;. To learn more about ICARE go to http://www.icarejax.org/index.html.

 

Scheduled meetings at Most Holy Redeemer are announced in the bulletin and by phone calls. If interested, please contact Pat Meisner at (904) 781-5789 or jaxmeisner@aol.com.