Students & Scholars
Advocates & Policy Makers
Leaders of Faith-Based Organizations & Houses of Worship
What Makes the Center for Public Justice Different?
CPJ is a nonpartisan Christian organization engaged in public policy development and civic education. Our mission is to serve God, advance justice, and transform public life. Rather than supporting the polarized views of issue-oriented, short-term, pragmatic politics that dominate today’s government, we work towards the soundness of public institutions, the art of long-term constitutional statecraft, and the common good of the republic as a whole.
What is Public Justice?
Why does public justice matter?
Christian & Democratic
Our mission is threefold:
Equip Citizens: Through our publications, speeches, and programs, the Center for Public Justice inspires citizens with a Christian perspective and equips them with tools for civic responsibility.
Develop Leaders: Through our leadership development program, the Center for Public Justice encourages citizens with talents for public service, nurtures public officials, and honors model public servants.
Shape Policy: To help shape policy, the Center for Public Justice conducts research, crafts proposals, and advocates reforms. Staff members advise public officials, submit briefs in court cases, and educate the public about new policies.
Student or Scholar
Leader of a Faith-Based Organization or House of Worship
Advocate or Policy Maker
What We Do
While ensuring a 100 percent clean energy economy and removing all man-made greenhouse emissions by 2050 is no small task, the state of our environment calls for immediate, even ambitious action. Youth in particular are aware of this, and they are taking a stand.
Although there is a growing number of Christian environmental justice advocates, there are still many Christians who misinterpret or are simply unaware of this relatively new term. Environmental justice is often seen as a less important issue compared to other social issues that plague our society, and, thus, is tossed to the side. However, comparing environmental justice to other social issues is faulty because it largely intersects with each of them, as well as with the Christian faith.