The social justice club at Trevecca Nazarene University is working toward bridging the gap between issues in social justice and Christian-oriented solutions.
The club is made up of about 25 students from all disciplines who share a common passion: to enact social justice where justice is due.
Previously known as the International Justice Mission Club, the name was changed as the focus of the club was broadened, said Jamie Casler, Director of the J.V. Morsch Center of Social Justice.
“The purpose of the club is mainly to educate students, make them more aware of social justice issues, and to engage them in social justice opportunities for service,” said Taylor Flemming, social justice major and member of the club’s leadership team.
by Rebekah Warran, Staff Writer
This summer, the Urban Farm received a $25,000 grant from Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) to serve the local Nashville community.
NCM is an organization that partners with the Nazarene churches around the world to help those in need.
The region that surrounds Trevecca, particularly the Napier and Chestnut Hill areas, are considered to be a food desert,” said Jamie Casler, director of the J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice.
“The people in our community do not have access to healthy foods within three to five miles,” he said.
The money donated with go to multiple projects that are taking place in the farm.
Some will go to green house development and expansion and the majority will go
By Bailey Basham
Compassion International’s mobile experience “Change The Story” recently made a visit to the campus of Trevecca Nazarene University .
Compassion currently provides food, education, and security for nearly 1.6 million children living in poverty around the world in 26 different countries.
This experience is designed to show its participants a world that is unlike any other they have been exposed to before.
“The Compassion Experience allows people of opportunity to see what life was like for these Compassion graduates and will hopefully spark some ideas for how they might be able to work towards a solution,” said Heather Daugherty, associate chaplain at Trevecca.
As a part of this experience, visitors are given an iPod