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WEA Global Human Trafficking Task Force Hosts Event in Barbados about 'The Church as Change Agents for Human Trafficking'

March 4, 2014

On March 7-8, the Global Human Trafficking Task Force (GHTTF) of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) together with Women of Purpose and Awareness to Freedom Barbados is hosting an awareness event at Carringtons Wesleyan Church, Barbados, to highligh the Church's role as change agents for human trafficking. Keynote speakers include Commissioner Christine MacMillan, Chair of the WEA GHTTF and Senior Advisor for Social Justice, and Jenifer J. Johnson, Chair of the Caribbean Women's Commission. They are joined by local experts, including immigration officers and police.

"When countries face the subject of human trafficking in their own backyard, they realize that an "issue" becomes faces, names and stories which live in the neighbourhoods of their nation," Commissioner MacMillan said. "I look forward to my time in the Barbados as a speaker who steps into hope as the church with the government form opportunities for partnership. These events are forward thinking with youth becoming primary participants in building on creative expressions of the arts to say NO to trafficking.  May together we explore the darkness of trafficking with courage to discovery humanity through the light of God."

To RSVP for the Youth Engagement on Human Trafficking on March 7 at 7pm and/or "The Church as Change Agents for Human Trafficking" on March 8 from 9am to 3pm, please contact Cheryl Babb, cheryl_babb@hotmail.com, 233-7798.

For more information on the WEA Global Human Trafficking Task Force, go to www.worldea.org/ghttf.