WorldView Series— Rahsaan Graham
Trinity recently welcomed Rahsaan Graham, senior director, child protection and education at World Vision, to campus as the final speaker for the 2017 WorldView series.
Graham addressed the Trinity community at Chapel, where he spoke about “Help from the Sanctuary,” and during an afternoon presentation on “Life in All of Its Fullness.” The theme from his Chapel meditation came from Psalm 20: “May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.”
Graham spoke of his passion and work helping children around the world, from trying to eliminate child sacrifice in Uganda to stopping family violence in Guatemala. Graham said there are many groups, such as UNICEF, that work to improve the lives of children. However, World Vision brings a uniquely Christian perspective to its mission. Graham told the story of a World Vision employee who was in a Muslim country, when he was asked if he was Christian. Surprised by the question, Graham’s colleague said he was, and asked how the questioner knew. “Christians do this kind of work,” was the reply.
Graham also spoke about the work of World Vision, which is dedicated to protecting and educating the world’s children, particularly the most vulnerable ones. Graham and his team work closely with those in the countries they serve, to ensure they are effectively addressing the right issues. “It’s important for church and Kingdom work to focus on the world’s most vulnerable,” he said.
WorldView is Trinity’s annual community and college series for film, word, current events and music, held at the College. WorldView events are free and the public is welcome. To learn more, visit trnty.edu/worldview