"Setting The Captives Free..."
Proclaiming "good news" to the poor (Luke 4:18; Acts 26:18) In our vision “the poor” are those who are not only spiritually and physically held captive, blind and oppressed but includes those who are politically captive, blind and oppressed. Public policy can either promote liberty or oppression and captivity. Political blindness leads to disenfranchisement and ultimately to poverty. Proclaiming the good news will set the captives free.
Devoted to the research, education, and the advancement of public policy that promotes: Responsible government, Individual liberty and fidelity, Strong Family Values, and Economic Empowerment (R.I.S.E Principles), with a biblical perspective.
Our work is based on those biblical principles and values that aim to faithfully fulfill Christ’s mission, as articulated in Luke 4:18 and Acts 26:18. We believe that the gospel message has both political and public policy implications, which include long term ministry goals such as “proclaiming freedom for the prisoners, recovery of sight for the blind, and releasing of the oppressed.”
Our aim is to create a “paradigm shift” in the way people, in general, and the African American populace, in particular, view matters of faith, race and public policy. FJI pledges to vigorously challenge “liberal” ideology with those conservative principles, such as the R.I.S.E Principles, essential to promoting and sustaining stable and prosperous family and society.