Center for Justice & Reconciliation

"...do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God." -Micah 6:8

The pursuit of justice and reconciliation is at the heart of the mission of Point Loma Nazarene University. At the Center for Justice & Reconciliation (CJR), we study poverty and oppression and teach Christian means of social engagement. Doing justice involves naming the injustices and confronting the powers that cause them. It means acting in a world that is crying out for reconciliation and hope.

Our efforts focus on three areas: fair trade, immigration, and anti-human trafficking. We do this through research, advocacy, curriculum and scholarship. Our work includes student-led initiatives, nationally-recognized research projects, community leadership and educational outreach.

Our Purpose

The pursuit of justice and reconciliation is at the heart of our Christian heritage and at the foundation of PLNU.

Brewed Awakening

Brewed Awakenings are events that serve justly traded coffee and tea while providing speakers and topics to stir the social conscience. For a list of the 2016 Brewed Awakening events, look here

South Africa Study Abroad

Experience a  full semester program where readings, videos, discussions, travel prep will be covered. Students will travel together to South Africa and spend part of the program in the northern part of the country, and another part studying in Cape Town. Next trip is Fall 2017!

Beauty for Ashes Fund

Beauty for Ashes is a scholarship fund established to: 1) support the education of survivors of human trafficking; 2) launch many passionate young people into meaninful careers that tackle modern slavery with wisdom and mentorship; and 3) strengthen the university's infrastruction to support this level of mentoring. 

Contact Us

Click HERE, if you would like learn more about the Center for Justice & Reconciliation and/or get involved with one of our programs.