Julian (Jay) Forth, graduated in 2006 with a degree in Christian Ministries (Global Ministries concentration) and a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. He entered Duke Divinity School in fall 2006, where he is working on a master's degree in Christian ethics. His longer-range goal is to help churches integrate their faith and practice with struggles for peace and justice.
"My time at Messiah was incredible and enriching. I thoroughly enjoyed the close relationships I developed during my time there, both with fellow students and with faculty members in my department. My professors were always open for impromptu discussions, and they took interest in my personal education with the utmost sincerity. Through the courses I took in the Biblical and Religious Studies Department, I learned that the Christian faith is far more relevant to our world than I had once believed. I came to learn the importance of facing the world "with the Bible in one hand, and the newspaper in the other." The Scriptures calls us not to run away or ignore the war, poverty, and hatred in the world, but to meet them with the Kingdom of God."