The hour-long Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation originated from the Chapel of Christ the Lord in the Church Center in New York City and featured Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori’s address, “What Is Human Trafficking and How Does It Link with Violence against Women and Girls.”
Panelists spoke about aspects of human trafficking: Sarah Dreier, Legislative Representative for International Policy and Advocacy, addressing advocacy aspects on the federal, state and local levels; the Rev. Brian McVey of the Diocese of Iowa on what ministries are operating around the Episcopal Church in response to human trafficking; the Rev. Terrie Robinson from the Anglican Communion on communion-wide actions and policies; Laura Russell, Esq. from the Diocese of Newark on the church’s policies and implementation based on General Convention resolutions; and Lynnaia Main, on the UN’s response to human trafficking and Episcopal Church involvement.
A list of resources on this topic is available here as well.