The Direct Action and Research Training Center, or DART, is a national network of 20 affiliated grassroots, nonprofit, congregation-based community organizations.
The DART Network is currently comprised of twenty affiliated congregation-based community organizations spread throughout Florida, Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina and Virginia.
DART is currently accepting applications for full-time community organizing positions. Application deadline: December 18, 2016.
October 26, 2016. Lawrence Journal-World. Local interfaith coalition Justice Matters released a list of six recommendations Wednesday as part of a report on the county’s criminal justice reform plans, including calls for the immediate establishment of a crisis center and…
October 26, 2016. TBO.com About midway through the 28th annual conference of the Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality, Father John Tapp took the pulpit. For the 600 or so churchgoers gathered in the sanctuary at Corpus Christi Catholic Church…
October 25, 2016. The Tampa Bay Times. When she was caught stealing an $8 necklace as a 12-year-old, Samantha Hernandez said she was tackled to the ground and arrested, yet told the crime would be cleared from her record by…
October 24, 2016. The Tampa Bay Times. All four Pinellas County School Board candidates have been invited to stand with a faith-based group pushing a bill to curb arrests among children. Faith and Action for Strength Together, or FAST, has invited the…
October 22, 2016. The Post and Courier. An interfaith advocacy group is calling for a deeper, outside examination of Charleston police policies on pedestrian stops beyond Chief Greg Mullen’s planned review aimed at weeding out innocent people from a massive…
June 14, 2016. Lawrence Journal-World. Justice Matters, a consortium of local religious organizations working to address justice issues, will host an “evening to dance, sing, reflect and support justice” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.
BREAD is the most important organization in Columbus, Ohio, with a permanent and strong program for Hispanic civil rights in this city.
DART has done something that I’d never have thought possible – especially in Charleston, South Carolina! Over two dozen congregations now celebrate the “diversity of our unity and the unity of our diversity” by doing justice in ways that tear down walls, build bridges and change our community for the better.
“DART’s work is an authentic and highly effective answer to God’s call to do justice.”
“Five years ago, I could not imagine the cross-section of clergy and congregations that have come together to fight for justice under the banner of the Charleston Area Justice Ministry with the help of DART. This organization has been a real blessing to my ministry.”
DART groups are on the ground doing the hard work of justice ministry. They are putting prophetic imagination into action. The leadership that DART provides is urgent, given the deep crisis we face in our society.
“I have had the privilege of working with several DART organizations as they wage campaigns to provide affordable homes for low income people, and their victories have served as models for other communities across the country.”