As 20 world leaders gather in Pittsburgh for the G20 Summit, Student Development at Geneva College will hold its annual Justice Week September 22 -26. The week will focus on poverty, hunger and other social justice issues, encouraging students to get involved and make a difference in the world around them.
This year, Justice Week will focus on four of issues stated in the United Nations′ Millennium Development Goals: end poverty, combat HIV/AIDS, environmental sustainability and global partnership. Students can commit to pray and take action on one of these issues by wearing an arm band for the week.
On Wednesday, September 23, Rev. Kefa Sempangi, founder of the Africa Foundation, will speak on "Jesus and Suffering" during Geneva′s chapel service. Rev. Sempangi is also the pioneer of the Presbyterian Church in Uganda and the author of A Distant Grief and From the Dust. He will speak at several other events during the week.
"This year, we are also trying to unify our efforts for one great cause and raise $4,200 to build a community Center in Race Track, Zambia," says Ryan Holt, Geneva′s interim director of student programs and leadership. "Wilfred Mutale, a senior at Geneva, is from Zambia, and junior Mandi Griffith has done mission work there."
Built through a non-profit organization called Hands at Work, the community center will provide education and medical outreach for orphans and widows, as well as Christian teaching.
Click here for a complete schedule of Justice Week events.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College′s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)