InterVarsity strives to be Christ-like in all that we do and say; justice is no exception. We care about justice because God cares deeply about justice. In Luke-19, Jesus gives his mission statement on why He has come to the Earth, and it is centered on bringing justice. The central theme is “preaching the gospel to the poor; …to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed…”
InterVarsity aims to give students multiple opportunities throughout the year to learn, embrace and do justice in Chapel Hill and around the world because we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus as Christ-followers. Through partnering with other organizations (IJM, Interfaith Council, Habitat, Emma’s Home to name a few!) and initiating our own events, Intervarsity members have served in numerous ways - feeding and loving the homeless men and women on Franklin Street, loving and supporting women recovering from being trafficking victims, planning intriguing documentary screenings that spark conversation and practical ways to pursue justice, sharing opportunities outside of InterVarsity of how to practically get involved in our community and world and more!
Additionally, if you are interested in justice on a worldwide scale, check out Urbana 15. Urbana is InterVarsity once every three years justice and missions conference and it is one of the largest student missions and justice conferences in the world! Over 300,000 people have attended Urbana in its history and we expect 20,000 more this year in St Louis to come and join 250+ missions and justice organizations from around the world in joining God in His global mission of bringing restoration and reconciliation to all spheres of life - spiritual reconciliation with the Father, personal reconciliation with self and family and others, systemic reconciliation between people of every ethnicity and culture, and combating unjust and oppressive laws, governments, and organizations.