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STUDENTS RAISE MONEY TO FIGHT CHILD PROSTITUTION

More than $1000 was raised to support the fight against global injustice at a rummage sale on Saturday, April 27, 2002. Students on the Council for International Compassion from Trinity Christian College and the Sudan Action Committee of Olivet Nazarene University joined forces against child prostitution and enforced child labor by donating proceeds of the sale to the International Justice Mission. Founded in the early 1990's, the IJM deploys a full-time staff of Christian lawyers, criminal investigators, researchers, and government relations experts from its headquarters in Washington, D.C. where they seek to serve the victims of injustice by providing a referral agency to overseas Christian workers who encounter people suffering abuse in their communities. 

In late November, 2001, the Council for International Compassion was founded by sophomores Carrie Swyter, Tara Hoogeveen, and Ryan Wynia under the guidance of philosophy professor Dr. David Van Heemst; Hoogeveen and Swyter now serve as the group's leaders. Among its goals are educating the public, and lending financial and prayer support to organizations working against injustice. To make a donation, or for more information about the Council for International Compassion, contact Carrie Swyter or Tara Hoogeveen by e-mail. 

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