Friends of Justice is a nonprofit organization that works to uphold due process for all Americans. Our goal is to build a common peace community that challenges people of faith re-imagine justice.
Friends of Justice formed in response to the infamous Tulia drug sting of 1999 in which 47 people, 39 of them African Americans, were rounded up based on the false testimony of an undercover agent. Friends of Justice emerged as a coalition of defendant’s families and other concerned citizens who believed the defendants were being prosecuted on faulty evidence. Because of the work of Friends of Justice, the Texas Legislature passed the Tulia Corroboration Bill, which has led to the exoneration of dozens of innocent people by raising the evidentiary standards for undercover testimony.
Learning from our experience in Tulia, Friends of Justice started organizing across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. We launch narrative-based campaigns around unfolding cases where due process has broken down, and empower affected communities to hold public officials accountable for equal justice. For more on our work, please check out our blog.
The Common Peace Community
The Common Peace Community is a project of Friends of Justice Ministries that will explore the pivotal aspiration of the Christian life: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Common Peace Community events gather people of faith from across Fort Worth to empower them as agents of change in their church and community.
Mustard Seed Conspiracy
Mustard Seed Conspiracy is a forming community of mustard seed faith with the mission of planting God’s revolutionary kingdom of justice and mercy through the humility of worship, study, and action. For more information on the Mustard Seed Conspiracy faith community, click here.
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by Dr. Alan Bean
“Be prepared, as once you start reading Taking Out the Trash, chances are you won’t put the book down until you’re finished.”
–Scott Greenfield of Simple Justice
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