Jim Beezhold will bike 4,200 miles across Canada this summer raising money for three organizations including AJS. The 81-year-old California resident sees the race as "the most physical, mental, and spiritual experience of my life."

jim rides his bike

"It’s true that young people are the future, but our work should start now," says college senior Bianka Cabrera, sharing how she's being part of the solution in Honduras.  

The North American board members visited communities in Honduras’ capital city where AJS has projects, and met with the coordinators and collaborators of different programs of the organization.

us board

In ten months, the Commission has evaluated 5,867 officers, including all high-ranking officers, and removed 2,959 from their posts – half of all those evaluated. AJS President Carlos Hernández sees the last successful months as a chance to “change the story” of what is happening in Honduras, showing that, “where there’s political will and a vigilant civil society, things can change.”

commission at wilson center

In a neighborhood where many parents worry about crime, gangs, or drugs influencing their children, Cesar stands out as an example. He graduated from high school, and has plans to continue studying and working. He volunteers in his church and in community service projects. "The (impact club leaders) have been a part of my life for 10 years," he said, "I am the person I am today thanks to them."

Impact kids hold up their diplomas

By the end of 2016, it became clear that for the first time the Property Institute had met their goal, processing 10,005 land titles. Even better, at the beginning of November, ASJ audited nearly 1,000 titles and found zero errors.

Margarita Zuniga holds her land title

AJS Vice President describes how perfect love drives out fear in the difficult work of doing justice in Honduras.

With AJS coalition “Transformemos Honduras”, over 130 cyclists biked 271 miles across Honduras to raise awareness for public education.

Cyclists cross the mountains of Honduras

When we think of the Christmas story, we often think of nativity scenes, of a tiny baby, cute animals, and angels in the Heavens proclaiming peace and joy. But anyone who has read the Bible knows that while we celebrate the birth of this baby at Christmas; just a few months later at Easter, we remember his death.

Last evening, Pastor Jorge Machado suffered an attempt on his life. Pastor Machado is an AJS-board member, and member of the Police Reform Commission. As Machado and his wife returned home, armed men released fire, killing a member of their security detail and severely wounding another, who is in the hospital in critical condition.

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A small group of people is transforming health in Honduras. Members of Transformemos Honduras and employees of the Association for a More Just society are saving lives through their expertise in transparency, accountability, and the efficiency of public systems, doing the difficult work of getting the Honduran Health system to work for its people.

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