Seeking Justice: Tyndale’s Social Justice Club

University is not only a wonderful opportunity to expand your intellectual capacities. It is a place to explore your passions and put what you are learning into practical use. Joining a student club allows you to develop your passions and skills outside of the classroom while building lifelong memories in the process. Tyndale offers a wide variety of clubs to suit every student; from Tyndale’s Association of Psychology to Choir, there is something for everyone.

One of the clubs that you have the option of joining here at Tyndale is the Tyndale Social Justice Club (we call ourselves ‘The Justice League’). The Tyndale Social Justice Club is dedicated to educating and combating a variety of injustices in the world today. Whether we are hosting educational discussions on the current events in the Middle East and human trafficking, working with the International Justice Mission organization, collecting clothes for the homeless or sending thank you cards to veterans, it is a great way to be more involved in the world around you.

Our most recent events have been focused on the international conflicts in the Middle East. On February 24th we welcomed Peter Fast, national development director at Bridges for Peace, who spoke about the conflict between Palestine and Israel. This hour-long event outlined the history behind the conflict before coming into modern day to fully explain the issues from an unbiased perspective. Students were able to bring their questions about the conflict and Peter Fast welcomed students to email him if they had any additional conflicts on the issue. Since part of university is developing your worldview, events like this can help you deepen your understanding.

On March 10th we had the pleasure of hosting a panel discussion with Tyndale faculty members Dr. Eric Crouse, Professor of History, and Dr. Ian Gentles, Professor of History by Special Appointment, on the ISIS conflict. Dr. Crouse is the author of the book American Christian Support for Israel: Standing with the Chosen People, 1948-1975 (Lexington Books, 2014) and Dr. Gentles’ academic specializations include early Christian history and ancient history. The panel discussion covered the history of the conflict and ISIS and modern day interventions. It was attended by 50 Tyndale students from the University College, Seminary and Bachelor of Education.

Regardless of what club you decide to join while attending Tyndale, it is a great way of getting involved in your community, developing new skills and honing existing abilities.

If you are interested in learning more about Tyndale’s Social Justice Group please feel free to email me at rosskopfdes@mytyndale.ca. You can find more information about the kinds of student clubs at Tyndale on the Student Life webpage.

 

Desaree Rosskopf

BA Honors History Major and Philosophy Minor 
Third Year
Senior Student Admissions Representative

 



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