AJS

The Association for a More Just Society (AJS) is a Christian organization dedicated to answering God's call to "act justly" (Micah 6:8).

Our Vision

Christian communities doing justice and mercy close to home and globally.

Our Mission

To accomplish the vision, AJS:

  • Invites others to join us in doing justice and mercy.
  • Enables others to work for justice in their own society.
  • Inspires others to support the work of Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa (AJS-Honduras), our partner organization in Honduras. (See AJS-Honduras website, in Spanish.)
  • Expands the success of Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa (AJS-Honduras), our partner organization in Honduras.

Our Strategy

AJS supports efforts in Honduras that promote the interests of the most poor in legislative projects, defend the rights of the most vulnerable in judicial processes, increase the awareness and democratic participation of churches to practice the Biblical teachings on justice, and publish journalistic investigations on issues that affect the poor of Honduras. These projects are generally implemented by Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa (AJS-Honduras), our partner organization in Honduras.We work especially in two areas:

AJS also works from North America to produce various online and print publications, organizes events and presentations, and participates in conferences to raise consciousness about justice issues in Honduras and to inspire North American Christians to follow God's call to do justice locally and globally. Please contact us if you are interested in organizing an event or if you would like to host a presentation.

Our History

The Association for a More Just Society ( AJS) was founded in the United States in 2000 in response to the Biblical call for Christians to "do justice" (Micah 6:8, Isaiah 56:1, Proverbs 29:7, Isaiah 10:1-2), with the goal of helping to create a "more just society" in Honduras and around the world. AJS-Honduras was founded in 1998 in Honduras and functions as a sister partner to AJS-US. AJS-Canada has an established Board of Directors and is currently awaiting to receive their non-profit status. 

AJS's founders had seen the efforts of many other government and community organizations had not been enough to truly reduce poverty and allow communities live more fully. They also realized that those efforts often failed, not because they were flawed in themselves, but because too many policies, laws, and unethical businesses failed to respect the needs and rights of the poor. In short, these efforts failed because of injustice. Thus, AJS works to promote justice, especially for the poor and the downtrodden.

As Jeremiah 22:16 says, " 'He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?' declares the LORD."

Christians and Justice

Learn more about our roots in faith and the Christian call to do justice and love fearlessly.

Recognition

Find out what others are saying about us and the support that AJS has received from invdividuals and organizations alike.

Finances

Learn more about AJS's funding.

Staff and Board of Directors

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