A Faithful Response: Church Responds to Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Violence systems of slavery and domestic abuse are sadly prevalent in our communities and around the world. This day will help equip you to make a difference.

You are invited to participate in a unique opportunity offered just to United Methodists. The West Ohio Conference is partnering with The International Human Trafficking Conference at the University of Toledo and with The Friendly Center to offer you an opportunity to learn about human trafficking and domestic violence and how you and your congregation can engage in the struggle to prevent these evils for trapping others in their grip and how you can be a place of redemptive healing.

Your $50 registration fee covers the morning session through lunch. There is no charge for the afternoon session.


7:00 - 8:00Check-in
8:00 - 8:30Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00Welcome & Introductions
9:00 - 12:15Sessions on Human Trafficking
12:30 - 1:30

Lunch with Special Speaker Sarita Skagnes.
Skagnes is an author, advocate, and activist best known for her most recently authored book "Just a Daughter." In this book, Skagnes recounts the story of her youth growing up in India where daughters were often aborted or abused, and commonly considered as property. Her tale is one of unwavering faith, determination and a testament to the human spirit.

Following Lunch, United Methodist participants will move to the Friendly Center
2:30 - 4:30Dialogue with Domestic Violence Survivors and other Guest Speakers.

Registration for full day session is closed at this site.

Location Name: 
UT Student Union Building Room 2582
Mary Blackstone
$50 (Full day) - No Cost for afternoon session only
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