The Forgotten People Conference
This coming Saturday, September 17, I’ll be joining three extraordinary speakers at the Forgotten People Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to talk about ways to positively engage with the suffering people of our world. David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World, will talk about global hunger. Princess Kusane Zulu, from Zambia, will talk about HIV/AIDS. Rev. Mitri Raheb, from Bethlehem, will talk about living the Christian life in the midst of ongoing conflict. I’ll be talking about the church’s mandate to engage with the brokenness of our world and about specific lessons I’ve learned recently in the Middle East. I know each of the speakers personally; I’ve seen their ministries, I’ve learned from their expertise, and I’ve caught their passion.
If you’re in the Fort Wayne area, please join us from 8am-4pm on Saturday. Register at http://www.forgottenpeopleconference.com/
Illinois Town Hall Meeting to Combat Human Trafficking
If you’re in the Chicago area and you’re grieved by the horror of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression—which is big business globally and in the US—please join me on Monday evening, September 19 at 7pm, at Park Community Church in downtown Chicago. I’ll be hosting the event that will feature a panel of state and national leaders including US Congressman Peter Roskam, Holly Burkhalter, Vice President for Government Relations at International Justice Mission, a local law enforcement official who has been responsible for dramatic rescues of trafficked girls in the Chicago area, and a young woman rescued from the Chicago sex trade. Join us to educate yourself about human trafficking and to discover simple ways you can join the movement to combat modern day slavery.
For more information: http://www.ijm.org/calendar/illinois-town-hall-meeting-combat-human-trafficking