Stop Human Trafficking – A Day of Awareness Event at the University of Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive Campus Ministry is joining the effort to educate and stop human trafficking.  On March 18, the day will begin at 11 AM in the Teresa Pelt Grubbs Art Gallery with a meditative walk through a “Sabbatical Exhibition” by Cheryl Hooks which features among other themes, stark images of human trafficking.  At 3 PM RestoreOne, a non-profit group out of Greenville North Carolina, will present the documentary Nefarious: Merchant of Souls in Southern Bank Auditorium located at 652 R B Butler Drive on the University Campus.

“Scripture teaches us that we are to be the voice for the voiceless. Those entrapped within the human trafficking realm are without voice or power,” said UMO Campus Chaplain Carla Williamson. “The University of Mount Olive is a liberal arts university founded by the Original Free Will Baptist Church therefore, the Office of Campus Ministry understands our role as Christians as well as citizens to educate ourselves about social injustices and to speak out against them. We invite the community to join us as we learn about human trafficking and what we can do to stop this atrocity.”

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