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Vol. 2 Issue 12 December 2011
WINNING THE WAR Regent’s Center for Global Justice continues its fight against human trafficking
esponding to the Biblical mandate in Proverbs 31:9 to “defend the .rights of the poor and needy,” Regent University’s School of Law launched the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law in October 2010. In just 15 months, the efforts of the center are making an impact in the war against human trafficking. “God is expanding our reach in many ways,” says Jeffrey Brauch, dean of Regent Law. “We have sent 16 interns all over the world to work on behalf of the oppressed, abused and enslaved. Those internships have been life changing to our c h r i s t i a n
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students and those they served.” Brauch also says Regent Law has added global justice courses to its curriculum to better equip the next generation of advocates who will speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Ashleigh Chapman, administrative director of the Center for Global Justice, adds that their two-fold model to equip students
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to become justice advocates and to engage global partners in strategic and meaningful ways is working: “It allows us to exceedingly multiply our efforts in every way. The support we pour into our students and our partners enables them to pour into the lives of those they are called to rescue and protect.”
meeting with the nation’s head of state is a strong indication that the relatively new Center for Global Justice is moving in the right direction.
“We discussed the human, drug and weapons trafficking taking place between Mexico and the United Chapman says the States,” Brauch Lord is quickly says. “Our most weaving together a immediate collaborative network: takeaway is that we “Through Christ who expect to support a strengthens us, we A group representing Regent University’s Center for national awareness can truly make radical Global Justice met with President Felipe Calderon. campaign this and lasting changes in coming year to the fight against oppression and abuse shed light on what is taking place across on every front.” our borders. I’m hopeful that what follows will be a concerted effort to combat “God has taken us farther—and more domestic human trafficking in the U.S.” quickly—than I could have imagined,” Brauch explains. “I’m encouraged every Chapman says the presidential meeting is day that the work we are doing is of God. an indication that the Lord cares deeply I can’t wait to see what He has in store in about the evils that occur across both the years to come.” countries’ borders: “I think it also says that the Lord is blessing our vision and In November, Chapman and Brauch were desire to serve Him by rescuing others. part of a group of some 35 leaders from We are thoroughly committed to this the U.S. who met with Mexican President cause, and we are daily meeting with Felipe Calderon in Mexico City. The those He is raising up for this purpose
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I can’t wait to see what He has in store in the years to come.”
and forming strong partnerships and friendships in this battle.”
business in Pune, India, that employs women rescued from forced prostitution. Leah encourages the Regent community One of the groups the Center for Global to become aware of this worldwide Justice is partnering with is in Pune, India. problem: “Find out how trafficking and Freedom Firm works to eliminate child forced prostitution is being fought, and get prostitution in that country by rescuing involved or encourage those efforts. Then minor girls, providing rehabilitation and as you finish your education, consider prosecuting the if you want to enter the perpetrators of sex fight on a long-term “We must help end this trafficking. Regent basis, whether at home donors have sent unspeakable evil. Regent’s or abroad.” a student intern to Center for Global Justice India each of the Regent’s president, Dr. past two summers. Carlos Campo, says that, is doing just that.” Evan Henck, a as Christian leaders, we - Dr. Carlos Campo 2007 Regent Law have an obligation to grad and a regional respond to “the scourge director for the organization, calls the of human trafficking.” He adds, “We must interns “terrific” and says, “Both made help end this unspeakable evil. Regent’s large contributions to anti-trafficking Center for Global Justice is doing just that, work in their time with Freedom Firm. armed with a passion that comes from Regent is preparing and sending qualified knowing the God we serve loves justice professionals into the field with a passion and that the Scripture we read admonishes for social justice.” us to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Regent Law students are Leah Henck, Evan’s wife, is a 2008 changing the world.” graduate of the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship who For more information about Regent also is fighting the war against human University’s Center for Global Justice, trafficking. She’s using her MBA to work visit regent.edu/globaljustice or call with Ruhamah Designs, a jewelry-making 757.352.4315.
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