August 15, 2012
President Obama's Faith Council Focuses On Human Trafficking
NAE's Leith Anderson, Willow Creek's Lynn Hybels among council members.
The President's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships has decided to tackle the issue of human trafficking this year after consulting with, among other groups, International Justice Mission and World Relief.
The council, a group of "diverse religious and nonprofit leaders" including National Association of Evangelicals president Leith Anderson and Lynn Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church, will produce "a formal report of recommendations" to President Barack Obama and his administration.
The group has agreed to focus their report on four areas:
1. Victim Services
2. Victim Identification and Reporting
3. Supply Chain and Demand issues
4. Public Awareness and Education
CT has frequently covered human trafficking and its consequences, including an analysis by Kay Warren, first lady of Saddleback Church. CT has also published an editorial about the church's response to human trafficking in the porn industry.