Faith for Justice is a coalition of Christian activists pursuing the biblical call to action in the public sphere.
Conformity to a sound biblical theology that influences the rhythms of daily life.
Submission to the biblical principles of speaking truth in humility and love; challenging evil actions no matter the cost; serving and empowering the poor and oppressed
Live and speak a gospel that respects all people, reconciles them to God and each other, challenges systems that oppress, and destroys barriers that divide.
Michelle Higgins is a founding member of Faith for Justice. She is an organizer, administrator and worship leader. She serves with Action Saint Louis, the Electoral Justice Project of the Movement for Black Lives, and directs worship for South City Church in Saint Louis. Michelle can also be heard on the podcast Truth's Table. She earned an M.Div at Covenant Theological Seminary and currently works for campaigns centering Black radicalism in prison abolition and building political power. She lives with her family in Saint Louis city, their hometown. Follow Michelle on twitter @AfroRising
Venneikia S. Williams is responsible for coordinating programs and content for Faith for Justice. In addition to being a budding worship leader and community organizer, Venneikia is also a sociologist whose reading and writing interests lie within the intersections of race, gender, and faith. She has served in several leadership roles in several campus ministries and churches in the state of North Carolina, where she was raised and went to school. She serves as a committee member for Action St. Louis. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently completing a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Venneikia on Twitter @vsw_
Michael Milton is lead bail disrupter for The Bail Project, an organization committed to end cash bail policies in hopes of decriminalizing poverty. Mike serves in various capacities across the city of St. Louis, including with Action St. Louis as a committee member and with different WorkDay projects with local churches and organizations. To learn more about Michael, follow him on Facebook.