2014-2015

2014 Global Issues Forum focuses on Creation Care

Date:  Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Center for Peace and Justice is hosting two events to headline this years Global Issues Forum.

Special guests include Luke Gascho, executive director of the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center at Goshen College; Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, author, consultant and lecturer; and our own faculty who specialize in the area of creation care.   Gascho Salvatierra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Event Title Speakers Time Location

Open Lecture

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center: A model for experiential learning Luke Gashco 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Cap & Gown

Forum on Creation Care

Vocation Through the Lens of Creation Care (email jkepler@georgefox.edu to register)

Luke Gasho 
Alexia Salvatierra

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Murdock Library


Faculty, staff and students who have an interest in engaging with others in the community of creation care at George Fox are encouraged to participate!

Jason Fileta George Fox University's Center for Peace and Justice invites the public to the annual Woolman Peacemaking Forum, featuring ...

Jason Fileta, director of Micah Challenge USA
February 24, 2015

The theme of the event is “Past, Present and Future: Promoting Peace & Justice at George Fox University and Beyond"

About Jason

Live Justly_Micah Challenge Jason Fileta grew up in Wheaton, Ill., the son of Egyptian immigrants. The plight of the persecuted church in Egypt compelled him to commit his life to fighting for a more just world. After graduation from Calvin College with a BA in sociology and international development, he was chosen as a delegate to the G8 Summit in Scotland. The delegates advocated to leaders for debt cancellation for impoverished nations, fair trade policies and increased aid. This helped launch his career in advocacy focused on ending extreme poverty. He is the director of Micah Challenge USA, a church-based movement committed to ending extreme poverty through advocacy, prayer and living justly.

In 2014 Jason edited and contributed to a book titled Live Justly and subsequently launched a small publishing company, Lion and Lamb Publishing LLC, that donates 90 percent of profits to organizations advocating for justice. Jason serves on the board of Communities First Association, a professional association for Christian community developers.

Schedule of events


Tuesday, Feb. 24

10:50–11:40 a.m. 

Woolman Peacemaking Forum - Main Morning Session in Chapel
Jason Fileta
Bauman Auditorium

Bauman Auditorium is located on the main campus of George Fox University. Attendance is free and no RSVP is required.

3–5 p.m.

Connections Expo
The "Connections Expo" will feature opportunities for students to find internships and potential jobs highlighting work related to peace and justice.  The expo will take place at Cap & Gown. 

Co-sponsored by the IDEA Center

6:15–7:30 p.m.

Woolman Peacemaking Forum - Main Evening Session
Jason Fileta of Micah Challenge USA will speak on Living Justly.  Reception with refreshments from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in EHS Atrium.
This evening session will be on George Fox's Newberg campus at EHS room 102. Attendance is free and no RSVP is required.

For more information on Jason's visit or the forum itself, contact Jennifer Kepler at 503-554-2140. To learn more about Jason and Micah Challenge USA, click here.