Gospel Justice Focus
CONNECT. PRAY. SERVE.
Calgary–Red Deer, ALBERTA
Making disciples who express God’s love by reaching immigrants settling in the Calgary–Red Deer corridor.
Serving In Mission (SIM) | Learn More
Bringing healing to the Kenaitze people in Alaska with the “Hearts Going Towards Wellness” program.
InterAct Ministries | Ministry: Alaska Freedom Journey | Learn More
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION – BOLIVIA
ijm.org | 519.679.5030 (Canadian Office)
La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia
International Justice Mission (IJM) is a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. They partner with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.
IJM established a field office in La Paz, Bolivia in 2006. The desire was to bring about transformation of the public justice system such that the performance of the justice system in addressing sexual violence against children would be sustainably improved and the prevalence of sexual violence against children in La Paz and El Alto significantly reduced. The need for this intervention was pressing as tens of thousands of sexual assaults against children occur every year, but the criminal justice system convicted fewer than three perpetrators of child sexual assault per year between 2000 and 2007. Getting justice in court takes years – the process is complex, cumbersome and frequently derails. Thus, IJM is fighting to change this system and protect Bolivian children from sexual violence.
E-FREE INTERCULTURAL MINISTRIES
Contact: George & Margie Ney at 403.328.1500 | Visit page
Intercultural Ministries strives to grow disciples of Christ by building friendships with newcomers to Canada, making them feel welcome in our church, and providing opportunities to study the Bible and be introduced to Jesus. The hub of Intercultural Ministries is the monthly potluck where Internationals are invited to share a meal, hear a testimony, play games, and build friendships. Other activities include Bible studies, ESL classes, gym nights, and a variety of other gatherings hosted in peoples homes. Many people also volunteer with community-based initiatives such as Lethbridge Immigrant Services, Read On (Lethbridge Public Library), and Friendship Family (University of Lethbridge).