April 24, 2017. The Post and Courier.
The Charleston Area Justice Ministry got most of the answers that it was looking for from elected officials on Monday.
One North Charleston City councilman, five Charleston City councilmen and five Charleston County School Board members took the stage at Justice Ministry’s fifth annual Nehemiah Action Assembly to answer questions in front of a crowd of nearly 2,000 at Mount Moriah Baptist Church.
April 21, 2017. Lexington Herald-Leader.
No one in Lexington should have to worry, like Cheryl Birch does, as she leaves before dawn for her job at a local hospital, “Am I going to step out into gunfire, step on somebody.”
Mayor Jim Gray has made reducing gun violence, especially to protect Lexington’s youth, a priority and is asking the council to approve funding for 30 new police officers.
But more police doing the same things won’t produce different results.
April 19, 2017. The Charleston Chronicle.
Staff Reports – The Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) will host its 2017 Nehemiah Action Rally April 24 at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church at 7:00pm. Registration for the event will begin at 6:15pm.
CAJM co-founder Rev. Nelson Rivers, III of Charity Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston encourages public officials and community members to attend. “God calls us to ‘do justice’ so all who trust and believe God are invited to come stand for justice on next Monday night at Mount Moriah Baptist Church!”, Rivers said.
April 4, 2017. Palm Beach Post.
WEST PALM BEACH – The Rev. John D’Mello of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palm Beach Gardens asked the thousands in the crowd to stand up from their seats if they had ever done something he said as a child.
Run through a parking lot trying to get home late at night? A handful stood up.
Steal a candy bar? A few dozen rose from their seats, some elderly attendees giggling at the memory.
Fought with a sibling? Nearly everyone in the Palm Beach Convention Center stood.
April 3, 2017. FOX 13 News.
CLEARWATER – A group of religious leaders in Pinellas County says arrests, even for minor crimes, can ruin kids’ futures.
They want to end the cycle before it’s too late, starting in the classroom.
Lorenzo Arscott says it took just one arrest to steal his son’s future.