Dordt College News

Dordt student is intern at Center for Public Justice in Washington, D.C.

August 2, 2013

Dordt College senior Michael Jansen is one of five college students to earn a summer internship with the Center for Public Justice (CPJ) in Washington, D.C. Jansen, from Tucson, Arizona, is a political science major with a minor in philosophy.

“I have a passion for renewing a sense of why Christians should trust in God and hold true to their faith,” said Jansen. “I believe that CPJ does great work in reaching out to individuals from different backgrounds who may or may not know why they believe in God and why Christian engagement in a public discourse is important.”

His desires match well with the mission of CPJ, which is to equip citizens, develop leaders, and shape policy in pursuit of our purpose to serve God, advance justice, and transform public life. An independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to policy research and civil education, CPJ works outside the familiar categories of right and left, conservative and liberal, while helping citizens and public officeholders respond to God’s call to do justice.

“I agree with Abraham Kuyper’s idea of sphere sovereignty, which says Christians should be actively involved in all different spheres of society,” Jansen said. “Interning with CPJ allows me to express this idea while broadening my faith and political horizons.”

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