The group aims to provide an opportunity for Malone students to engage awareness and take action related to social justice issues.
The mission of be:Justice is to:
Inform and challenge individuals as to a variety of contemporary social justice issues in accordance with an understanding of biblical justice.
Provoke awareness of current social justice concerns at a personal, local, national, and international level.
Enable specific action toward enacting justice by mobilizing a network of Malone students to participate in various service activities and events.
Membership in be:Justice is primarily available to Malone students but the involvement of Malone faculty and staff as well as individuals in the Canton community is encouraged. Faculty, staff, alumni, and community individuals will be granted non-voting memberships only.
The group meets several times per semester and engages in a variety of activities, some of which are different per semester. Past events have included: The Justice Monday lecture series (be:Justice hosted various guest speakers on the first Monday of every month), book studies, single lectures by various groups, a fundraising activity for the presidential inauguration, helping with the Alternative Gift Market at Christmas time, and more. We sometimes partner with the Social Work Club and other campus organizations.
This semester, we hope to host an event that aligns with the Malone Reads program about homelessness, with special guest lecturer alumna Yvonne Brake, and her sister Yvette, who both have worked at Akron's Haven of Rest Ministries for more than 20 years.