Pepperdine's International Human Rights Program hosted a Spring Forum with the Saddleback Church Justice Task Force on Wednesday, January 28, in the Mendenhall Appellate Courtroom.
The Saddleback Justice Task Force (SJTF) is part of the church's PEACE Plan, an effort to mobilize Christians around the world to address what Pastor Rick Warren calls the "five global giants" of spiritual emptiness, corrupt leadership, poverty, disease, and illiteracy by promoting reconciliation, equipping servant leaders, assisting the poor, caring for the sick, and educating the next generation.
Eight members of SJTF, including Pastor Bob Bradberry, global field director, and Judge Barry Collins, advocacy team leader for SJTF, spoke at the forum. Attorneys, pastors, and counselors also contributed to the discussion.
Jay Milbrandt, director of the International Human Rights Program, says the forum was the beginning of a partnership between the programs. "This was an exciting opportunity for the leading international human rights church to collaborate with the leading international human rights law school," said Milbrandt.