Justice Circle Nashville

Mission Statement

We will strategically confront racial inequities in our community by engaging in collaborative justice in the areas of law enforcement, education, and healthcare for the benefit of a stronger more unified Nashville.

Core Values

Community, Advocacy, Courage, & Understanding

Pillars of Focus


  • School to Prison Pipeline
  • Accelerating Scholars partnership
  • Breaking Bread


  • Health Fair Screenings


  • City-Wide Partnerships
  • Relational Law Enforcement
  • Community & Police Listening Sessions

Breaking Bread is a quarterly luncheon event where community leaders and local citizens of all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds come together and have respectful, constructive conversations about race, inequality, social justice, and how best to serve our local community as individuals.

Check out this January 2021 Breaking Bread event held over Zoom.👇 Nowadays, we hold Breaking Bread events in person at Nashville First Church of the Nazarene’s Woodland Mall.

Literature Resources

Cleveland, Christena. Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart. InterVarsity Press, 2013.

Emerson, Michael O., and Christian Smith. Divided by faith: Evangelical religion and the problem of race in America. New York, Oxford University Press, 2001.

Evans, Tony. Oneness Embraced: Through the Eyes of Tony Evans. Chicago, Moody Publishers, 2011.

Jones, Robert P. White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity. Simon and Schuster, 2020. 

Jun, A. et al. White Jesus: The Architecture of Racism in Religion and Education. Peter Lang, 2018.

Mason, Eric. Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice. Chicago, Moody Publishers, 2018.

Munoz, Laura. Making of the Dream. HarperCollins, 2019.

Newbell, Trillia J. United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity. Chicago, Moody Publishers, 2014.

Piper, John. Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian. Crossway, 2011.

Tisby, Jemar. The Color of Compromise. Zondervan, 2019.