Micah Mandate

The Magazine of the J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice at Trevecca Nazarene University.

Current Issues in Human Trafficking: Policies and Treatment

On Friday, Nov. 14th, Trevecca students, local professionals, and members of the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities gathered in the Boone Convocation Center at Trevecca Nazarene University for a conference on human trafficking. “Current Issues in Human Trafficking: Policies and Treatment” was designed to bring local agencies together to educate students, practitioners and members of the public on human sex and labor trafficking as a local issue rather than something that only happens in faraway places. “This is a real issue, not some fictitious thing in a book. This is a real problem, and it’s happening to real people, right here in our community,” said Ron Maurer, director of the social work department. Trevecca partnered

Creation Care

click here for video on creation care For five years Jason Adkins has been running a farm at Trevecca and teaching social justice majors courses on environmental justice. Now, the wider Nazarene church will have access to some of this training. Adkins, environmental projects coordinator and manager of the urban farm, and Jamie Casler, director of the J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice have teamed up to write a small-group curriculum for churches and missionaries about the theology of creation care. “It’s all online, and it is free so anyone can access it. It’s just another way we at the university are able to serve as a resource to the Nazarene denomination,” said Casler. The program is in the final development stages and will consist

Current Issues in Human Trafficking: Policies and Treatment

Trevecca Nazarene University is partnering with End Slavery Tennessee to host a training workshop on human trafficking in Nashville. The community is invited to join the conversation Friday, Nov. 14 in Boone Convocation Center. The goal of the program “Current Issues in Human Trafficking: Policies and Treatment” is to serve as a catalyst to create dialogue both on campus and in the community, to raise awareness for the issue, and to educate students, community members, and professionals on the policies and treatment concerning human trafficking. Speakers at the workshop will include Jill Robinson of Vanderbilt University, Matt Dixon of the Metro Police Department, Antoinette Welch from the District Attorney’s office, intervention specialist

Freshman missionary makes home at Trevecca

by Sydney Wiseman Five private international schools, four countries, and three different languages. Lexi Sunberg, freshman social justice major, is adapting to life at Trevecca after spending all her growing up years on the mission field. Sunberg was born in Kansas City and then was moved to Russia when she was just five-weeks-old. Her parents are missionaries. “I know a lot of people who don’t enjoy it. It’s normal life to me. I love it,” said Sunberg on the life of a missionary kid, “I really like to travel, meeting people, and hearing stories. There are some pretty awesome people

Current Issues in Human Trafficking: Policies and Treatment

On Friday, Nov. 14th, Trevecca students, local professionals, and members of the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities gathered in the Boone Convocation Center at Trevecca Nazarene University for a conference on human trafficking. “Current Issues in Human Trafficking: Policies and Treatment” was designed to bring local agencies together to educate students, practitioners and members of the public on human sex and labor trafficking as a local issue rather than something that only happens in faraway places. “This is a real issue, not some fictitious thing in a book. This is a real problem,

Current Issues in Human Trafficking: Policies and Treatment

On Friday, Nov. 14th, Trevecca students, local professionals, and members of the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities gathered in the Boone Convocation Center at Trevecca Nazarene University for a conference on human trafficking. “Current Issues in Human Trafficking: Policies and Treatment” was designed to bring local agencies together to educate students, practitioners and members of the public on human sex and labor trafficking as a local issue rather than something that only happens in faraway places. “This is a real issue, not some fictitious thing in a book. This is a real problem,