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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  • Kathryn McCool
    Q: (last question) I would like to speak with a representative to get more information:
    A: Yes
  • Kathryn McCool
    Q: (5 of 6 questions)Please tell us about your interest in our Faith + Community Human Trafficking Prevention project:
    A: Our mission statement is based upon Frederick Douglass’ quote, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” our mission is to repair those broken men so they may build whole children, strengthen homes, families and communities" — Kathryn McCool, Founder
  • Kathryn McCool
    Q: (4 of 6 questions) How many members are in your faith institution, if applicable?
    A: We are a non-profit organization with a mission of ending the warehousing of human beings, i.e., inappropriate and unnecessary prison sentences and the ineffectiveness of our prison system. We have created a residential education community modeled after self-support. We believe we are enslaving husbands and fathers who, through participation in our program, will return home and their communities, becoming the leaders whose contributions to our society are evident through crime and social injustice.
  • Kathryn McCool
    Q: (3 of 6 questions) Please check one:
    A: All of the above
  • Kathryn McCool
    Q: (2 of 6 questions) I am a:
    A: Other
  • Kathryn McCool
    Q: (1 of 6 questions) What is the name of your faith institution/organization?
    A: Reciprocity, Inc,.
  • Rhonda Hertwig
    Q: (last question) I would like to speak with a representative to get more information:
    A: Yes
  • Rhonda Hertwig
    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
  • Rhonda Hertwig
    Q: (4 of 6 questions) How many members are in your faith institution, if applicable?
    A: 40-60 , transient due to military
  • Rhonda Hertwig
    Q: (3 of 6 questions) Please check one:
    A: All of the above
  • Rhonda Hertwig
    Q: (2 of 6 questions) I am a:
    A: Church member
  • Rhonda Hertwig
    Q: (1 of 6 questions) What is the name of your faith institution/organization?
    A: our Baptist church
  • Damain McLeod
    Q: (last question) I would like to speak with a representative to get more information:
    A: Yes
  • Damain McLeod
    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.
  • Damain McLeod
    Q: (4 of 6 questions) How many members are in your faith institution, if applicable?
    A: 30
  • Damain McLeod
    Q: (3 of 6 questions) Please check one:
    A: All of the above
  • Damain McLeod
    Q: (2 of 6 questions) I am a:
    A: Faith leader
  • Damain McLeod
    Q: (1 of 6 questions) What is the name of your faith institution/organization?
    A: New Hope Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A
  • Brenda Antenucci
    Q: Please check all that apply:
    A: I'm interested in training for faith leaders
  • Brenda Antenucci
    Q: What is the name of your organization?
    A: Blessed Sacrament Parish