April 29, 2022
Online, via Zoom
As part of our Unloosing the Chains of Slavery conference, our March and April Iron Sharpens Iron events will also be on the theme of thinking, praying and acting on modern slavery.
Jackie Hird, Director of Joanna Project, will talk about the links between trafficking and prostitution, which despite fundamental overlaps are not always obvious. She will explore the nexus of homelessness, drug addiction and prostitution which enslaves many women and girls, and those who profit by this, thus ensuring that they stay on the streets as sex workers.
Jackie is the Director of Joanna Project, a Leeds-based charity working with hard-to-reach women who are facing multiple disadvantages: women, trapped by life controlling addictions, often involved in street prostitution with all the exploitation and danger that involves. As well as working with the women supported by Joanna Project, she often finds herself representing the needs of women at various meetings across the city. In her spare time she enjoys TV dramas, jigsaws and being part of Otley Parish Church.
Iron Sharpens Iron is all about sharpening up as a disciple of Jesus Christ. We are inspired by Proverbs 27:17,
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Iron Sharpens Iron is completely free and open to anyone, although we invite you to donate towards our work (with a suggestion of £5 per event). If you wish to donate an amount not given below, or set up a regular donation, you can donate online (opens in a new tab),
Each event starts at 8pm when our speaker presents a short talk, and then we discuss the topic in hand. We want everyone to contribute to the discussion. We encourage heated debate. We want to learn from each other so we can bear fruit for Jesus Christ, the Lord of heaven and earth. Join at 7.50pm to chat with other participants.
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