Human trafficking is the focus of a half day market place workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 14 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in St. James Church Dundas.
Organizer Canon Sharyn Hall said the event is “a follow-up to our presentation at Synod and to my article in the February issue of the Niagara Anglican”.
The Reverend Rachel Carnegie, co-executive director of the Anglican Alliance will be the featured speaker. “The Anglican Alliance brings together those in the Anglican family of churches and agencies to work for a world free of poverty and injustice, to raise the voices of the vulnerable, to reconcile those in conflict and to safeguard the earth,” according to their website.
The idea of a marketplace format, Sharon explained, is to encourage people to get more than one aspect of trafficking and slave labour. International slavery, local prevention and partnerships in combatting trafficking are possible topics.
Participants will be able to attend several 20 minute breakout spaces to learn more about human trafficking and slavery, which, according to Sharon, are huge topics.
“It is open to the whole diocese and we hope to provide information and inspiration to many,” concluded Sharon.
For more information, contact Canon Bill Mous, Niagara’s Director of Justice, Community and Global Ministries below.