United Methodist Bishop to Speak of Social Justice at Iowa Wesleyan College

Written by Theresa Rose on April 1, 2015

Julius Calvin Trimble, resident Bishop of the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and a member of the Iowa Wesleyan College Board of Trustees will present a lecture on Social Justice on Thursday April 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Iowa Wesleyan College.

Bishop Trimble is a champion and activist in social justice issues of today and has a true heart to serve the people. He has been a leader in the faith based response to domestic violence and has encouraged the establishment of mental health ministries at the local church and conference level. Bishop Trimble has preached in both West and South Africa and chaired the Africana Hymnal Study Committee. He has promoted ministries related to domestic violence and the role of the faith community, and worked with ecumenical leadership in Iowa in response to gun violence and immigration reform. He also served as chairperson of the United Methodist Interagency Task Force on Immigration while participating in the United Nations summit. This past winter Bishop Trimble, with First Lady Racelder, was also a participant in the Global Migration Gathering held in Freudenstadt, Germany.

The Chapel is located on North Main Street at the northeast corner of the campus in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The lecture is free and the public is welcome.