Northwest NEWS

February 28, 2000


Gary Haugen of International Justice Mission to speak

   This Thursday, March 2, Gary Haugen will speak in Seattle about his work in the Third World countries, and about his book, Good News About Injustice. The event will be held at noon at the College Club.

   Sponsored by the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International, this presentation will focus on the enormous challenges of injustice in the Third World and the difficulties of world church, health, and social organizations in responding.

   Haugen, a Harvard graduate with a law degree from the University of Chicago, is president of the International Justice Mission. He established the organization after a career that gave him experience with South African church leaders on the National Initiative Reconciliation between 1985-19876, work with the Lawyers Committed for Human Rights, a trial attorney in the civil rights division for the U.S. Department of Justice, and work at the U.N. in 1994 as the director of the U.N. genocide investigation.

   His book calls for involvement of people through compassionate awareness and action, even if it is only through prayer. He tells stories and relates scripture to human injustice.

   Included in the book are Haugen's personal stories of the Rwandan killing fields, the genocide of the Tutsis, of young children held captive in Asian brothels, young children held in bondage for debts, and other human abuses.