Micah Mandate

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

PBS Documentary showcases hidden part of Nashville

By Bailey Basham A PBS documentary aired last week on sex trafficking which included a lengthy report on trafficking in Trevecca’s neighborhood. As part of a three-part PBS documentary series, New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof explored the issue of sex trafficking in the U.S. which brought him to Murfreesboro Road. The series, A Path Appears: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, focuses on investigating the struggles women face in the United States and abroad in regards to sex trafficking and profiles the individuals working with the victims to create effective solutions. “We wanted to take a closer look at the efforts being made for the victims to escape and rebuild their lives,” said

Current Issues in Human Trafficking: Policies and Treatment

By Bailey Basham 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

Creation Care

click here for video on creation care By Bailey Basham 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

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

PBS Documentary showcases hidden part of Nashville

By Bailey Basham A PBS documentary aired last week on sex trafficking which included a lengthy report on trafficking in Trevecca’s neighborhood. As part of a three-part PBS documentary series, New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof explored the issue of sex trafficking in the U.S. which brought him to Murfreesboro Road. The series, A Path Appears: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, focuses on investigating the struggles women face in the United States and abroad in regards to sex trafficking and profiles the individuals working with the victims to create

PBS Documentary showcases hidden part of Nashville

By Bailey Basham A PBS documentary aired last week on sex trafficking which included a lengthy report on trafficking in Trevecca’s neighborhood. As part of a three-part PBS documentary series, New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof explored the issue of sex trafficking in the U.S. which brought him to Murfreesboro Road. The series, A Path Appears: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, focuses on investigating the struggles women face in the United States and abroad in regards to sex trafficking and profiles the individuals working with the victims to create