2014

Sept. | Oct. | Nov.

2014

September

  • Sep 19
    (Local Event) Human Trafficking: Recognizing the signs of trafficking and how to take action. 1:00PM

     

    Location: Alpha Women’s Center of Grand Rapids, 1725 Division Ave S.

    A presentation by Andy Soper of the Manasseh Project
    Sept 19 from 1:00 – 4:00pm
    RSVP with Lori Potter at 269.838.5865 by Sept 12.

  • Sep 24
    The Trafficker Within: What we do—and who we hurt—when we use pornography - Kristyn Komarnicki 8:00PM

     

    Kristin Komarnicki

    Location: CFAC Recital Hall

    Everyone is against human trafficking. Fighting the global trade in human flesh has become a popular cause. But without knowing it, many of us are deeply implicated in human trafficking because of our relationship with pornography… Say what? Join us for a dot-connecting conversation.

    Kristyn Komarnicki is the editor of PRISM Magazine, a publication of Evangelicals for Social Action—which means she gets to tell lots of wonderful stories. Passionate about relational wholeness, Kristyn writes and speaks about both sexual justice and sexual exploitation. In 2011, she won Christians for Biblical Equality’s Micah Award, which “honors those who exhibit courage, creativity, and tenacity in opposing abuse and advancing justice for women and children in Christ’s name.” Helping Christians understand that pornography is hate speech and that it is directly linked to human trafficking is a particular concern of hers.

  • Sep 25
    Sexual Justice: Why what we do with our bodies matters - Kristyn Komarnicki 7:00PM

     

    Kristin Komarnicki

    Location: Chapel

    We were created out of the eros of God, who planted within us a love of beauty, a hunger for touch, and a longing for intimacy. What would our sexuality look like if we kept that truth uppermost in our minds? How would we treat ourselves and others?

    Kristyn Komarnicki is the editor of PRISM Magazine, a publication of Evangelicals for Social Action—which means she gets to tell lots of wonderful stories. Passionate about relational wholeness, Kristyn writes and speaks about both sexual justice and sexual exploitation. In 2011, she won Christians for Biblical Equality’s Micah Award, which “honors those who exhibit courage, creativity, and tenacity in opposing abuse and advancing justice for women and children in Christ’s name.” Helping Christians understand that pornography is hate speech and that it is directly linked to human trafficking is a particular concern of hers.

Kristin Komarnicki

October

  • Oct 1
    (Local Event) Webinar: Domestic Violence and the Role of the Church 12:00PM

    Domestic violence, or relationship abuse, is a hidden problem with devastating consequences for individuals and families. If not addressed, abuse tends to escalate, leading to physical and sexual violence and to hundreds of deaths each year. Well intentioned, but uninformed, responses may increase the risk of harm. The body of Christ has parts that, because of relationship abuse, are not able to fully function. This webinar is designed to help us understand the problem, so that we can recognize it and respond in practical and effective ways. Please download these handouts (Power & Equality Wheels » and DV Tool for Continuum of Christian Care ») when you register.

    Register for this event.

    Presenter
    Bonnie Nicholas, LMSW is currently serving as director of CRC Safe Church Ministry, a ministry dedicated to equipping churches in abuse awareness, prevention and response. Before taking this position, she worked in the field of domestic and sexual violence, bringing a voice of faith to the table as she worked collaboratively with other organizations dealing with domestic and sexual violence in Ingham and Eaton Counties.

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