Thursday, April 2, 201512:00 noon
to RSVP for Luncheon
or send E-mail to
Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Human Trafficking, Safe Haven Campaign
Safe Haven Campaign is establishing a network of faith communities who
are educating themselves and launching public awareness campaigns within their
communities to bring an end to human trafficking. This presentation will also
stimulate a related potential action agenda. A general overview of human
trafficking in the USA, and will be given, both sex and labor trafficking, with
an emphasis on sex trafficking of American born victims, underage victims in
particular. Information about combating trafficking will be given about
Northern Virginia in particular. A focus will be brought to the necessary shift
of perception in the understanding of this issue, in terms of the
de-criminalization of the victims, and the importance of public awareness for
Gail Hambleton is the Vice President of the Global Peace Foundation-USA.
She works specifically as the Director of Interfaith Partnerships, and the
National Director of the Safe Haven Campaign, Interfaith Alliance to Abolish
Human Trafficking. Ms. Hambleton has worked for decades in various
International NGOs, many of which were involved in interfaith peace efforts.
She lived and worked in Africa for eight years serving in the mission and
humanitarian aid fields. Her passion for peace is rooted in her difficult
experiences during the war in Zimbabwe, the military coup in Kenya, and the
aftermath of genocide in Rwanda. Ms. Hambleton was instrumental in establishing
the humanitarian aid organization "Women for Women" in Rwanda, in 1997. Ms.
Hambleton started the Safe Haven Campaign in 2013 which is now active in 8
states. Gail is the mother of three beautiful children, and lives with her
husband in Virginia.
Global Peace Foundation, One Family Under God
The Global Peace
Foundation is building a global network of grassroots leaders to develop
community, national, and regional peace-building models as the foundation for
ethical, cohesive, and compassionate societies, guided by the vision of One
Family under God.
The Safe Haven Campaign is a much-needed public awareness/ educational
campaign. It is uniquely designed for communities of faith to become catalysts
in their communities. The Safe Haven Campaign exposes human trafficking in
local communities, raises awareness, and provides faith communities of with
tools to combat the expansive growth of human trafficking in addition to
protecting their own families and children.
Interfaith Alliance to Abolish Human Trafficking: Safe Haven
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We invite all Lutherans and their friends to join us for
this luncheon meeting of Lutheran Lay Fellowship, scheduled for the first
Thursday of each month from 12:00 noon till 2:00 p.m. at Saint Luke Lutheran
Church, 9100 Colesville Road at Dale Drive in Silver Spring, one mile south of
the Capitol Beltway at Exit 30. Ample off-street parking is available.
Interested persons can make reservations for a delicious lunch by sending their
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Vicki Porter at
301-229-9884 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. The cost of the meal
is $9.00, payable at the door.
May 7 Ruth Manchester, Trip to Cuba
June 4 Bob
Sarge Sargeant, Group Discusion
July 2 TBD
Ministry in Daily Life
March's meeting was cancelled due to snow
What is the Lutheran
LLF is an organization for women and men, both lay and clergy, active in
the Nation's Capital area. As early as 1936, feeling there was a definite
need for closer cooperation between Lutheran laity and clergy, a group of
laymen in the Washington, DC. Metropolitan area, organized to hold meetings
that would bring pastors and laity closer together. Due to jurisdictional
differences as well as ministerial difficulties, very little success was
achieved until the fall of 1941. Then the group met and decided to hold a
luncheon once a month, invite their friends and bring visitors. The first
luncheon was a success, and within three months every Lutheran judicatory was
[From a Lutheran Directory of Metropolitan
Washington, DC, published in 1999.]
Today, more than 70 years later, the Lutheran Lay Fellowship of
Metropolitan Washington takes pride in knowing that every night, 365 nights
each year, more than 700 low income seniors and disabled persons live in safety
and friendship in four high rises owned and managed by Fellowship Square
Foundation, Inc. By means of annual scholarships and grants, LLF also supports
various college and seminary students; it also provides ushering services for
major inter-Lutheran events. But most of all, LLF is known far and wide as a
place to hear stimulating speakers on timely topics and to make friends from
other Lutheran congregationsfriendships that last for decades!
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the only hardcopy available will be at the next month's meeting. Meeting
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