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Justice Week 2009

Geneva holds Justice Week September 22-25

Geneva holds Justice Week September 22-25As 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)


 
 
Upcoming Events
Sep05
Cokes and Connections

 10:10 a.m.

STUDENT LIFE
Cokes and Connections helps students plug in
Representatives from campus clubs, organizations and local churches will be on the Pedestrian Mall on Fri., Sep. 5.
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Geneva at the 2014 Christian College Fair
Orchard Hill Church in Wexford will host the September 20 event for future college students.
PUBLICATIONS
August issue of @Geneva
Read a message of thanks.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Peter Pan Double Feature
The character is featured in the Aug. 30 Movie on the Lawn, as well as the fall play with auditions being held Sep. 1 and 2.
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Upcoming fall visit days
Geneva hosts a variety of visit days based on the interests and availability of prospective students.