Justice Week to address social injustices

Posted March 24, 2014

March 24-28 is Justice Week on ACU's campus. Prominent guest speakers, groups and events will raise awareness about issues of social justice throughout the week. This annual event is put on by the Students' Association with several other ACU organizations: International Justice Mission, Wishing Well, ACU Locavores, ACU Fair Trade and the Red Thread Movement. The schedule for the week is below.

Jarrod Brown, Mission Lazarus - Monday, March 24
Mission Lazarus is a holistic ministry that focuses on basic primary education, skill development, health education and treatment, agricultural development, and preaching and teaching the Word of God. They are currently exhibiting group efforts in Honduras and Haiti. Brown will speak in chapel on Monday, as well as in Moody Coliseum for an 8 p.m. forum.

Michael Dean, Blood:Water Mission - Tuesday, March 25
Michael Dean is the manager of volunteer engagement at Blood:Water Mission. Blood:Water Mission is an equipping agency that partners with African grassroots organizations to address the HIV/AIDS and water crisis. They identify African organizations dedicated to these efforts and work alongside their vision for change. Through technical, financial and organizational support, they expand the reach and effectiveness of African civil society organizations and the communities they serve. Since its launch in 2004, Blood:Water has raised over $22 million through the creative efforts of tens of thousands of individuals seeking to make a difference. Dean will speak in chapel on Tuesday as well as in Moody for an 8 p.m. forum.

Bobbie and Dennis Mark, Redeemed Ministries - Wednesday, March 26
Bobbie and Dennis Mark are the directors of Redeemed Ministries, a faith-based nonprofit focused on meeting the needs of human trafficking victims in the greater Houston area. The mission of Redeemed is to bring Christ's loving redemption and liberation to domestic women in Houston, who have been trapped and exploited by the commercial sex industry. Their core competencies include outreach, advocacy and aftercare. Bobbie and Dennis will speak in chapel on Wednesday, followed by an interest luncheon downstairs in Campus Center in The Den (previously the bowling alley). They will also speak at a forum in Cullen Auditorium at 3 p.m. that afternoon. 

Shaun Groves, Compassion International - Thursday, March 27
Shaun Groves is a talented singer and speaker who uses his gifts to raise international awareness for abolishing poverty. Representing Compassion International, Groves will open our eyes to the injustice of hunger. Through his travels, Groves has seen injustice firsthand and has seen the transformative power of service in Jesus’ name. Groves will lead Immersed chapel in Moody as well as an 8 p.m. forum in Moody.

Hunger Strike and Service Opportunity - Friday, March 28
One meal, one day. We are asking students to give up one meal and donate the money they would have spent to hunger relief work through Compassion International. Join us during the lunch hour in a service opportunity with a local food pantry. Global service starts local! T-shirts for this effort will be sold throughout the week in the McGlothlin Campus Center.


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