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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will host an hour-long exploration into the church’s work in Human Trafficking on Wednesday, March 6.
Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation will originate from the Chapel of Christ the Lord in the Church Center in New York City beginning at 2 pm Eastern, 1 pm Central, noon Mountain, 11 am Pacific, 10 am Alaska, 9 am Hawaii, 8 pm Europe,3 am Thursday Taiwan.
“The focus of this forum is to uncover this ubiquitous issue in our midst and to share the ministries of the church devoted to human trafficking,” Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori stated.
“Human Trafficking is a worldwide issue and the second largest criminal industry in the world,” explained Lynnaia Main, Episcopal Church Officer for Global Relations. “Often, the faces of human trafficking victims are in plain sight without the public knowing or seeing.”
The 2013 priority theme of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is the elimination and prevention of violence against women and girls.
Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will lead Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation with an address that will focus on “What Is Human Trafficking and How Does It Link With Violence Against Women and Girls.”
Among the panelists are: Alexander D. Baumgarten, Episcopal Church Director of Office of Government Re