MINISTER'S JUSTICE COALITION
“But let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.” Amos 5:24 (NKJV)
The Ministers Justice Coalition of Texas is a group of concerned ministers, local businessmen and women, and non-profit leaders that are committed to advocating and fighting for equality, equity, and justice (social, economic, political, legal, and environmental) in communities of color. This group meets every Thursday, 11:00 AM at New Mount Rose MBC to conspire, propose, strategize, plan, organize, assemble, rally, and implement plans of action to help marginalized, disenfranchised, and forgotten communities of people. Our efforts often result in:
Direct Services- We help feed the hungry and provide fresh foods, fruits, produce, and vegetables to the community. We also give away blankets, shoes, and clothing.
Self-Help- We help persons in the community to connect with resource agencies that can provide services for them, such as WIC, homeless shelter, etc. We empower residents with job opportunities and training available. We also help to form partnerships with other organizations to be self-sufficient, so that we can provide the basic necessities to people in our community.
Education- We offer educational seminars and workshops on justice, leadership, health disparities, mental health, financial planning, safety, and community organizing to the public.
Advocacy- We advocate for people’s rights via social media, in person, and writing platforms to government officials and the media to make the story public.
The overarching goal of this group is to address the many disparities and social determinants of health that plague our community such as poverty, the lack of access to healthcare, poor educational access and quality, living in polluted and unsafe neighborhoods/environments, food deserts, home ownership, racism, sexism, classism, economic and political systems, and social institutions that oppress people of color.
Historically, this group was started over 20 years ago under the leadership of Dr. R. L. Rogers, with the goal of helping the previously incarcerated persons on parole with the spiritual, social, mental, physical, occupational, environmental, and intellectual needs to take care of themselves, their family and function in society as productive tax paying citizens in society. Today this group’s focus has expanded beyond this focus to address several other issues. In 2023, the President, Pastor Kyev Tatum, and the group is committed to justice for all and serving the community in a holistic way. Thus, if you care about Justice and helping the community, then we look forward to seeing you each Thursday at 11AM.
If you are interested in learning more about this group and joining the coalition, please contact us. We would love to have you as part of the team!
Amos 5:21-24 (Message)
“I can’t stand your religious meetings.
I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions.
I want nothing to do with your religion projects,
your pretentious slogans and goals.
I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes,
your public relations and image making.
I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music.
When was the last time you sang to me?
Do you know what I want?
I want justice—oceans of it.
I want fairness—rivers of it.
That’s what I want. That’s all I want."