The Episcopal Church Foundation is doing a webinar (web based interactive seminar) on an interesting ministry to those ensnared in sex trafficking. (ECF does a lot of webinars, but they are usually monetary snoozers like "Running a Capital Campaign" or "New Things in Estate Planning.") This is certainly something the church has been somewhat neglectful in tackling. You can learn more and sign up for it free of charge at the link above. The blurb sent to me by ECF says this:
"Finding Our Voice on Human Trafficking
As the rector of St. Alban's in Davenport, IA, ECF Fellow Brian McVey (2011) is leading the Episcopal Church to address the issue of human trafficking, one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises in the world. Brian began with a "ministry of presence" at a truck stop on I-80, one of the top sites in the U.S. for transporting, buying, and selling women, children, and men for all forms of forced labor. That ministry is evolving into a network of people and institutions addressing the problem, including congregations and diocesan leaders, local law enforcement and government employees, FBI agents, businesses, social service providers, and politicians. Brian hopes that from their "successes and failures, others can plant similar ministries at other trafficking sites."
The webinar will be Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM. When you sign up, they will send you a link to access for the viewing of the webinar. Again, it is free of charge and available to anyone interested in learning more from this resource.