Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) - See Event Dates and Locations

posted Dec 13, 2012, 2:23 PM by CalvaryEpiscopal Church   [ updated Jun 14, 2020, 2:57 PM by joan bonaparte ]


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Who is CAJM?

The Charleston Area Justice Ministry—CAJM—is a growing network of Faith Based Congregations who are culturally, economically, geographically and religiously diverse – coming together to make the Charleston area a more just place to live. Member congregations (currently 20) work together to empower marginalized people in our communities.  We accomplish this by doing research, educating the public, and publically addressing the root causes of, and solutions to, poverty and injustice in our communities. CAJM is unique in its approach in that it transforms the systems that cause suffering by holding local officials accountable for resolving these inequities and injustices.


Our Mission

The Charleston Area Justice Ministry is committed to justice and building a powerful organization capable of negotiating the interests of our community.  Having been founded by religious congregations, CAJM is based on values of justice and compassion as shared values of our faith traditions.


Our Model

CAJM uses a proven model developed by The Direct Action and Research Training Center, Inc. (DART) to achieve its goals. DART is committed to building powerful, diverse, congregation-based and democratically-run organizations capable of winning justice on issues facing the community. Since 1982, DART has helped establish over twenty locally affiliated organizations in five states and trained over 10,000 community leaders and 150 professional Community Organizers.


Our History and Our Future

CAJM began in 2011 when a group of clergy gathered together to form a Sponsoring Committee with the Director of DART to begin the process of establishing a justice organization in the Charleston area. In October of 2012, member congregations came together and voted to address the following issues: Schools/Education and Crime/Violence. CAJM's research committees worked tirelessly to identify the specific issues for CAJM to address.


Please Join Us!

However you feel called to do justice, whether it is God’s call or your innate sense of fairness and compassion, please join us!  Visit our Facebook page at