Faith + Community Project

John 8:32 – “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

In 2015, we commemorated the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment. Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) is shining a light on the modern forms of slavery that still exist. Hundreds of secondary schools and school districts are currently participating in our Globalize 13 Education Initiative around the country. FDFI now brings its human trafficking education program to faith institutions across the United States through our new G13 Faith + Community initiative.  

Sex trafficking and labor exploitation are corrosive influences in communities everywhere. Understanding the problem permits us to address it more successfully.  We are confident that Leaders of every faith are uniquely positioned to effect change and protect our young people. 

The Faith + Community project is an opportunity for faith leaders to bring more understanding to both their congregations and to their communities about the issue of human trafficking. It’s an interfaith project that will include human trafficking training for faith leaders, a faith framed curriculum for members of the congregation and suggestions for community outreach and awareness projects that can be implemented with the help of local anti-trafficking stakeholders.

Faith + Community is a national initiative that will provide training and education for faith leaders and their constituents as we confront the specter of sex trafficking and labor exploitation together. Leaders of all faiths and those individuals of faith determined to end human trafficking are encouraged to join us.

  • Human Trafficking Training for Faith Leaders
  • A Faith-Framed Curriculum for Youth and Other Congregation Members
  • Faith-led Service Projects in the Community
  • Join FDFI’s Nationwide Effort to End Slavery

 

If you are a faith leader or would like your place of worship to be involved, please fill-out the short form below:

(1 of 6 questions) What is the name of your faith institution/organization?


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  • Q: (last question) I would like to speak with a representative to get more information:
    A: Yes
  • Q: (5 of 6 questions)Please tell us about your interest in our Faith + Community Human Trafficking Prevention project:
    A: interested in bringing about awareness
  • Q: (4 of 6 questions) How many members are in your faith institution, if applicable?
    A: 40-60 , transient due to military
  • Q: (3 of 6 questions) Please check one:
    A: All of the above
  • Q: (2 of 6 questions) I am a:
    A: Church member
  • Q: (1 of 6 questions) What is the name of your faith institution/organization?
    A: our Baptist church
  • Q: (last question) I would like to speak with a representative to get more information:
    A: Yes
  • Q: (5 of 6 questions)Please tell us about your interest in our Faith + Community Human Trafficking Prevention project:
    A: I chair the Anti-Human Trafficking Commission for the (Episcopal) Diocese of Pennsylvania. We are in the process of doing awareness sessions to adults within and outside of the Diocese. I am now looking for materials suitable for middle/high school students.
  • Q: (4 of 6 questions) How many members are in your faith institution, if applicable?
    A: The Diocese of Pennsylvania has approximately 25,000 parishoners.
  • Q: (3 of 6 questions) Please check one:
    A: All of the above
  • Q: (2 of 6 questions) I am a:
    A: Church member
  • Q: (last question) I would like to speak with a representative to get more information:
    A: No
  • Q: (5 of 6 questions)Please tell us about your interest in our Faith + Community Human Trafficking Prevention project:
    A: I and a few others in my church are already involved in the East Coast Human Trafficking Task Force’s Faith Community Alliance subcommittee. I am interested in your curriculum to help educate our youth and others in our church about human trafficking, how to protect themselves and their children, and how they can help fight it.
  • Q: (4 of 6 questions) How many members are in your faith institution, if applicable?
    A: 300+
  • Q: (3 of 6 questions) Please check one:
    A: All of the above
  • Q: (2 of 6 questions) I am a:
    A: Church member
  • Q: (last question) I would like to speak with a representative to get more information:
    A: Yes
  • Q: (5 of 6 questions)Please tell us about your interest in our Faith + Community Human Trafficking Prevention project:
    A: my desire is to make a difference in the community in which I live and worship.
  • Q: (4 of 6 questions) How many members are in your faith institution, if applicable?
    A: 30
  • Q: (3 of 6 questions) Please check one:
    A: All of the above
  • Q: (2 of 6 questions) I am a:
    A: Faith leader
  • Q: (1 of 6 questions) What is the name of your faith institution/organization?
    A: New Hope Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A
  • Q: (last question) I would like to speak with a representatibe to get more information:
    A: Yes
  • Q: (5 of 6 questions)Please tell us about your interest in our Faith + Community Human Trafficking Prevention project:
    A: I want to follow up and get involved in helping my community
  • Q: (4 of 6 questions) How many members are in your faith institution, if applicable?
    A: 60
  • Q: (3 of 6 questions) Please check all that apply:
    A: I'm interested in a human trafficking prevention curriculum
  • Q: (2 of 6 questions) I am a:
    A: Faith leader