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Reach out to Jamaicans for Justice

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM


As we prepare for the wonderful Jamaica 50 celebrations, may all Jamaicans, locally and abroad, give even a small monetary contribution for justice.

If you are reading this right now, your question might be: "What and when will I give to promote the work of Jamaicans for Justice?"

The Gleaner of Monday, April 16 carried the eye-opening headline, 'JFJ cash crisis', highlighting the financial plight of human-rights lobby Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ). This story of national concern stated, inter alia: "Currently, the services offered by JFJ include the provision of free legal advice and representation for some Jamaicans, the development of education programmes to raise awareness on human and constitutional rights, and the monitoring of some state-run facilities across Jamaica."

Call to action

I am suggesting that each of us, individually and within our various organisations, move beyond the reading of this story to action. Just imagine what we could accomplish if each one gave just $100. Those wishing to be even more generous could commit to the gift of $1,000.

The various Jamaican alumni overseas; the Jamaican groups abroad; all those who love Jamaica; will you respond to the challenge of each one giving even US$10 for the Jamaica we know you love so much? Give to JFJ!

When next we sing, "Jamaica, land we love," may it be an affirmation of our love, 'for Jamaica land and people we love'. What better way to invest in the celebration of our country than with a sacrificial gift for justice?

"The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern." (Proverbs 29:7).


Anglican Priest