To promote the value of spiritual inclusion and growth
in addressing consequences and resolutions of crime and its impact on African
Americans and other people of color in society.
As the spiritual component of the National Association
of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ), the National Religious Affairs Association
(NRAA) is an interfaith body of spiritual leaders (ministers, priests, rabbis,
imams, elders, shamans, etc.) and laypersons. This Association is dedicated
to promoting and upholding spiritual awareness and consciousness, as it relates
to the fundamentals of democracy and justice.
Its membership is open to all irrespective of gender, race,
creed, or country of natural origin.
The National Religious Affairs Association seeks on instilling
spiritual consciousness within the criminal justice system of nonprofessionals,
paraprofessionals, offenders, and ex-offenders with emphasis on crime prevention,
education of the law, recidivism, and bridging the community divide.
The National Religious Affairs Association of the National
Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice is designed to serve the spiritual
needs and concerns of African Americans and other people of color. We encourage
ex-offenders to join and contribute their testimonies and perspectives to
assist others who are seeking personal freedom.
• To serve as political advocates
• To increase involvement and responsibility of the faith community
To network with other organizations and groups with similar interests
To encourage respect and tolerance of religious diversity
To stimulate research and other documentation related to the practice of
religion in the criminal justice system
To provide educational and training opportunities