International Justice Mission
Must be something in the air. After Bill's sermon Sunday about the necessity of the church to be completely pro-life, I came home and found an article about International Justice Mission in the latest edition of The New Yorker. IJM seeks to challenge both spiritually and politically twisted legal codes and cultures in the same way Bill talked about ministering to prostitutes according to their spiritual and material needs. The New Yorker piece follows the development of IJM through the eyes of its founder, Gary Haugen. Despite IJM's commitment to using experienced lawyers and working with local police, some have criticized the organization's insistence on hiring only Christians and their apparent media sensationalism. Whatever that means. See what the public world is saying about one of our favorite Christian organizations here. Hear the sermon here.
Thanks for sharing this, Daniel. I share your thoughts. IJM emailed the article a week ago, and Bill’s sermon tied in beautifully. There was a short series of editorials in the Statesman in the past couple of weeks from a guy at the NYTimes addressing the horrors of human trafficking. There is definitely something in the air, and I keep hoping He’ll return soon!