August 09, 2021

Prior to the 2021 G20 Interfaith Forum, a series of “pre-events” will be taking place online. Each event will focus on specific areas of global agendas. On Wednesday, August 25, Sarah H. Duggin; Professor of Law and Director of the Compliance, Investigations, and Corporate Responsibility (CICR) program at Catholic Law, and an Episcopal priest serving part-time at St. John's-Georgetown Episcopal Church; will be participating as a panelist.

The program, “Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking—Our Services is not an Option but a Duty,” will begin at 2 p.m. (EST). Each of the panelists will briefly share from their humanitarian, political, academic, and faith backgrounds, and together consider the urgent need for change; how people and organizations of faith and good-will should recognize that the anti-trafficking efforts around the world have not made the necessary impact and a new approach is needed.

Also on the panel will be Hon. Mr. Frank Heinrich MP, Member of the German Bundestag and theologian; Rev Dr. Luther Tarpeh, President of Best Brains Global University and Best Brains Academy in Liberia; Dr. Elona Prroj, Vice President of Evangelical Alliance of Albania and Founder of “No Blood Feud – Yes to Life” Foundation; and Ms. Shandra Woworuntu, Founder of the Mentari Human Trafficking Survivor Empowerment Program.

The event will be hosted by Kevin Hyland, OBE, formerly the UK’s first Anti-Slavery Commissioner. Hyland will also be giving the keynote address at Catholic Law’s upcoming Conference on Business Accountability for Human Rights Issues in Global Supply Chains, set to be held October 28-29, 2021.

Learn more about the 2021 G20 Interfaith Forum or click here to register for the pre-event.