WRF Member Dr. Diane Langberg Will Headline Human Trafficking and Sexual Conference, Sponsored by Biblical Seminary

February 6, 2011

WRF Member Dr. Diane Langberg Will Headline Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse Conference To Be Sponspored By Biblical Seminary, March  17 - 19, 2011.

NOTE: This item was submitted by WRF member Dr. Phil Monroe.  Dr.  Monroe may be contacted at pmonroe@biblical.edu  .

From March 15 - 17, 2011, Biblical Seminary of Hatfield, Pennsylvania, will  sponsor a conference on Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse.  The conference  is FREE but registration is required.

These are the conference speakers:

Diane Langberg, PhD

Dr. Langberg is a member of the World Reformed Fellowship and a  practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 35 years of working  with trauma survivors and clergy. She is the director of Diane Langberg, Ph.D.  & Associates, whose staff has expertise in many areas including sexual and 
domestic abuse, addictions, depression and eating disorders.  Dr. Langberg  is the author of Counsel for Pastors' Wives (1998), On the Threshold  of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse  (1999), and Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse (2003).

Bethany Hoang, MDiv

Ms. Hoang serves as Director of the IJM Institute for International Justice Mission. IJM is a human rights agency that secures  justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent  oppression. As Director of the IJM Institute, she is responsible for equipping  leaders of the global church and academic communities with tools and resources  for bringing others into a deeper level of understanding, passion, and  commitment to seeking justice on behalf of those who suffer abuse and oppression  in our world. 

Robert Morrison, MBA

Mr. Morrison's involvement in the fight against human trafficking began through his work in international
philanthropy in 2004. Bob most recently  served as Director of International Programs with Atlanta-based Sisters in  Service.  In 2009 Bob organized FREE - Freedom and Restoration for Everyone  Enslaved - in response to the emerging sex trafficking problem in Berks County,  PA. He now serves as a Co-Chairperson of the Berks Coalition Against Human  Trafficking. Bob's efforts also resulted in his selection to a Pennsylvania  Senate advisory committee, organized to make strategic recommendations to stop  human trafficking on a state level.

Pearl Kim, JD

Ms. Kim currently works at the Office of the District Attorney, Delaware County, PA in the Special Victims and Domestic Violence Division. As a special  victim's prosecutor, she prosecutes Protection From Abuse matters, Child Physical and Sexual Abuse, Rape, Domestic Violence, and Internet Crimes Against  Children. In addition to criminal prosecution, her position as an Assistant  District Attorney allows her to participate in the Violence Prevention  Collaborative and the STOP Violence Against Women legal clinic. In efforts to  reach out to underrepresented communities, she was designated the
Asian Outreach  Liaison.

This is the conference schedule (all sesssions will be held at  BranchCreek Community Church, 100 Main Street, Harleysville, PA  19438):

Thursday, March 17:

6:30 p.m. Registration and Reception

7:00 p.m. Bethany Hoang - "The Biblical Call: A Response to  Violence"

8:30 p.m. Diane Langberg - "The Biblical Call: Global Violence Against Women & Children "

Friday, March 18:

8:15 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Bethany Hoang - "International Human Trafficking"

10:45 a.m. Diane Langberg - "Domestic Human Trafficking"

2:00 & 3:45 p.m. Four Small Group Workshops (choose one per session)

Bethany Hoang: Follow-up on Plenary Presentations
Diane Langberg:  Follow-up on Plenary Presentations
Robert Morrison: "Mobilizing All  Christians in Effective Action Against Human Trafficking"
Pearl Kim:  "Spiritual Warfare and Criminal Prosecution"

Saturday, March 19:

8:15 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Diane Langberg: "Sexual Abuse in Christian  Organizations"

10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion with all four speakers, moderated by WRF member  Dr. Phil Monroe

Register for the conference online at http://lectureseries.biblical.edu.  Registration is free but required. 

CEU's are available to those who participate in the  conference.  For details, contact Dr. Phil Monroe at  pmonroe@biblical.edu 

This conference is part of a series of "Conversations on Christianity & Culture" being sponsored by Biblical Seminary.  The Conversations lecture series invites leading Christian thinkers in the fields of theology, culture, science, and the arts to address a public gathering and participate in a Q &
 A. All presentations in this series are free and open to the public.