Eastern University To Sponsor Justice Conference Asia

JoAnn Flett, Lecturer of Business, presented "Business, Justice, and Restored Beauty"

JoAnn Flett, Lecturer of business, presented "Business, Justice, and Restored Beauty" which focused on the ways business might be used by God to restore beauty to the created order and affect justice in the world.

According to JoAnn, "There is a growing awareness that business can be used by God to alleviate suffering and promote human flourishing. Those engaged in business have an opportunity to redirect the aims of business to serve society in social, economic and environmental ways. This triple bottom-line business model can be used by God to restore beauty to the human person and the created order".

St. Davids, PA, March 27, 2013: Fresh off the successful 2013 Justice Conference held in Philadelphia this February, Eastern University has signed on as a title sponsor for Justice Conference Asia, scheduled for May 16-18 in Hong Kong.  Partnering with the national Justice Conference organization, Eastern served as the host institution for the Philadelphia event, which drew more than 5,000 people from 44 states and more than 20 countries in search of both information and inspiration on issues related to justice.

Said Eastern University's Executive Vice President of Marketing Innovation & New Ventures Tom Ridington, “We are grateful to the Justice Conference team and to the many volunteers who helped make the 2013 Justice Conference in Philadelphia such an overwhelming success. We are confident that this year’s conference challenged the hearts and minds of the thousands who attended, and we anticipate a similar outcome for Justice Conference Asia.”

Eastern University will join with evangelical development organizations World Relief and Food for the Hungry as title sponsors for Asia’s inaugural event. As with the annual U.S. event, Justice Conference Asia is designed to promote and encourage a conversation around justice issues. The Asia event will focus on issues facing communities throughout Asia. It will include presentations from world class speakers and Asian-based practitioners as well as from representatives of various humanitarian organizations and non-government organizations (NGOs).

Said Ridington, “Given Eastern University’s longstanding focus on justice as a biblical priority, we trust that our relationship with The Justice Conference will continue for many years to come. As followers of Christ, we will continue to collaborate as justice partners on behalf of the weakest, most marginalized, and most vulnerable of God’s children in the U.S. and around the world.”

Eastern University is a Christian university that enrolls about 4,400 students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, international, urban and professional degree programs. All education at Eastern University is rooted in its core values of faith, reason and justice. For more information, visit www.eastern.edu.

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