BEING JESUS: Rescuing women and children from sexual slavery

25 Feb 2017
10:45 - 11:45

BEING JESUS: Rescuing women and children from sexual slavery

It is widely understood that pornography usage is a key driver for sex trafficking.  Poverty creates the desperate conditions for women and children to sell themselves or be sold against their will; pornography escalates the number of ‘buyers’ around the world as well as in our own local communities.

For our purposes at Higher Ground, we like to think of social justice not in terms of being political, but in terms of being Jesus.  In a world filled with exploitation of humanity, God wants his people to step up through every day compassion and care right where we are right where we live.  We are honored to host a special Social Justice Panel Discussion with Pacific Northwest organizations who are daily Being Jesus and rescuing women and children from the despair of sex trafficking.  Moderated by Chris Goldman, lead pastor of Northwest Church, attendees will not only be inspired, but will discover how to partner with these agencies to help restore and renew the lives of the women and children they serve.

Panelists:

Aaron Newcomb is the founder of Engedi Refuge Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing women from sex trafficking in King County,


Aaron Newcomb
Founder, Engedi Refuge Ministries
Whatcom County

 

 

 

 

 

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Brenda Boback
Director of Juvenile Justice, Tacoma Youth for Christ
Pierce County

 

 

 


Andy Conner
Executive Director, The Genesis Project

 

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Jay Russo
Leadership Development Officer, World Concern