- Since 2000, the National Alliance of Faith and Justice (www.nafj.org) founded and has sponsored Justice Sunday as a national movement to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as an icon for change through service.
- The commemoration serves as a campaign to mobilize meaningful volunteer acts throughout the nation, heavily but not exclusively targeting national communities of faith.
- It is the mission of NAFJ to promote the value of inclusion of faith in addressing the prevention, consequences and resolutions of crime with emphasis upon its impact on African Americans and other people of color in society.
- For each of the four prior years, the Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Social Change has issued a Grant of Rights to NAFJ to use the images and various quotes spoken by Dr. King in conjunction with this annual commemoration.
- • Justice Sunday Briefing Points
- • Justice Sunday National Recruitment Initiative (PowerPoint, 4.5 MB) - (PDF, 0.7 MB)
- • Become a Reentry Mentor
- • Community Day Image
- • Bringing the King Day of Service to Scale (PowerPoint, 9.7 MB) - (PDF, 1.3 MB)
PEN OR PENCIL is a field demonstration program which helps youth and adults learn history while addressing juvenile justice problems. Through this demonstration, we will foster improvement in practical application, partnership building, and present a unique method of service delivery. Even though PEN OR PENCIL has not been tested through experimental research, it has particular merit due to its relevance to public policy, and it is ideal for practical application nationwide.
- • The PEN OR PENCIL B.U.S. Boycotts (PowerPoint, 5MB)
- • The PEN OR PENCIL MPG Series
- • The PEN OR PENCIL Slides (PowerPoint, 3MB)
In 1990 -- the last year the government recorded divorce rates by race -- black men and women were 20 percent to 30 percent more likely to divorce than white men and women, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Despite economic benefits, statistics indicate African Americans are the least to become or remain married than any other ethnic group. This factor is among those which is likely to limit the ability of blacks to save for the future and that of their children and grandchildren.
Til Death Do Us Part is the latest addition to the PEN OR PENCIL Series. A by-product of the NAFJ’s National Taskforce Initiative on Crime Prevention, Education, and Intervention. The course approaches marriage education by contrasting sound recommendations with detriments to relationships and marriage when influenced by crime, pressure, or infatuation. It targets teens and pre-teens and is ideal for interactive seminars where married and dating couples of all ages can learn and grow. Consistent with other PEN OR PENCIL components, the course, in part, (8 modules) uses history by incorporating some of the published trials and triumphs of three couples; Dr. And Mrs. Martin L. King, Jr., Matthew and Mae Bertha Carter; John Freeman and Jane Walls, to:
• Discuss the impact, challenges, and risks to marriage and relationships when a partner is engaged in crime; (Death By Conspiracy)