International justice is a subject that crosses the minds of many students and adults when they turn on the news or open a newspaper. However, many do not take action or do not know how.
Ruston Seaman, the executive director of World Vision in Appalachia and director of the World Vision Rural Poverty Initiative, will be coming to Christ Chapel Nov. 2 & 3 to share about his work and what students can do to take action against international injustices. He will also address the root causes of poverty.
World Vision is an international aid Christian humanitarian organization that works in nearly 100 countries all over the world to combat poverty and act as disaster relief. Its main focus is to positively impact children in poor or disaster areas to help them establish healthy, godly lives, according to the World Vision Web site.
Seaman’s visit is scheduled in correlation with the NW International Justice Mission’s Season of Justice. Alexandria Fischer, one of the IJM leaders, said that they have scheduled events during the week Seaman will be sharing with students. On Monday, Nov. 2, as part of Multicultural Mondays, they will be addressing mission work in relation to rural poverty worldwide.
On Tuesday, Nov. 3, they will show the movie “Call and Response” at 8:30 p.m. in The Hub. This movie was produced by the CEO of IJM to discuss the slave trade and how there are more slaves now than there ever have been in history. The film pairs statistics and truths with music to thoroughly address the hardships slavery causes worldwide and to encourage people to take action.
In Christ Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. there will be a special service that will utilize the prayer labyrinth and candles to focus on international injustice.