AJS’s impact clubs reach hundreds of children each year in some of Honduras’ most challenging communities. But our dream is even bigger – we want to equip other churches and organizations to use our methodology in their own communities, impacting children across Honduras to be peacemakers and agents of change.
An Ambassador uses his 30 years of international experience to speak up for justice with AJS
A special reflection from AJS Co-Founders Kurt Ver Beek and Jo Ann Van Engen on the importance of supporting Honduras now.
When Nelsy’s not working or studying community development in college, she leads one of APJ’s regional youth chapters. Nelsy’s journey toward justice is an example of how AJS can inspire people to recognize opportunities for change in their community – and take action.
In 1998, AJS-Honduras was founded by a group of Honduran and North American friends (including Kurt Ver Beek and Jo Van Engen) dedicated to doing justice in Honduras. We’re excited to share a throwback to the 1990s, when we worked with the Garifuna community of Ruguma to protect their lands from theft.
AJS is featured as a “Change-maker” on television stations across the United States!
Purging and Transformation of the National Police Force: Context, Progress, and a Vision for the Future
AJS-Honduras Executive Director, Carlos Hernández, reflects on what it means to love beyond fear in his personal and professional life.
For over 20 years, AJS has worked to reduce violence and make systems stronger in Honduras. Now we’re looking forward to the next step of our story – a secure, modest home for justice that will be a symbol of our hope that through our prayers, our dreams, and our work, we can bring about a more just society here in Honduras.
Hear from AJS Co-Founder Kurt Ver Beek about how our homicide prevention programs got started.