International Justice Mission will host a number of events during International Justice Week, which runs Feb. 26-March 2.
Starting Monday, Jeffrey Bailey, senior fellow at the Centre for Social Justice, will speak at Moody Chapel. He has been involved with a policy think tank in the UK that focuses explicitly on social justice related work. He focused specifically on poverty and education, said Emily Counts, president of IJM and senior communication major from Abilene.
“I could see him drawing from this experience to engage our community in a larger conversation about these issues either domestically (in the US) or internationally,” Counts said in an email.
IJM will partnering with Missions Student Association Thursday, to host a Chapel and a prayer night.
During Chapel, a panel of both professors and students will discuss the issue of justice and how it relates to Christianity, said Erika Teilmann, president of MSA and junior management major from Sugarland. Those on the panel include Dr. Kelly Elliott, assistant professor of history and global studies, Dr. Stephanie Hamm, assistant professor and former director of the School of Social Work, Chris Flanders, director of the Halbert Institute for Missions, and Lindsie Lawson, senior global studies major from The Colony.
The prayer night will take place in Bible building room 120 from 7-9 p.m.
“This is a time where students can set aside a moment of their day to lift up people throughout the world who are experiencing mistreatment or failings of a justice system,” Teilmann said.
“The week itself is ‘Justice from Different Perspectives,’ so it’s highlighting a bunch of areas of the world that are currently experiencing seasons of injustice for specific people groups,” she said, “whether that be sex slavery, whether that be child labor, unfair justice procedures, criminal lawsuits and various other injustices.”