Christ and Culture – November 6th – 6-8PM
As we began Christ and Culture at the beginning of 2022 we desired to provide opportunities for us as the people of God to engage in real issues that exist in our world and how it is that we might see Christ in them and be Christ to them. On November 6th we will engage with the very important issue of human trafficking and we have invited Joseph Sweeney the Founder and Executive Director of the Asservo Project to come and inform and challenge us. The following is an overview of their organization and hopefully a draw for you to come and be a part of this all important evening!
 
The Asservo Project.
The Asservo Project was founded by Joseph Sweeney in 2017 in an effort to combat human trafficking and child exploitation through coordinated collaboration with law enforcement, assistance to victims, and educational programming designed to empower the general public.
Established in Pittsburgh, PA, The Asservo Project team consists of experts from law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and more. We operate with a local, regional, national, and international scope, recognizing the pervasiveness of human trafficking and building partnerships with like-minded organizations invested in rescuing victims of human trafficking and incarcerating those who contribute to its ongoing existence.
Saving lives is at the center of our work, which is why we build networks of collaboration and offer concrete aid to those impacted by human trafficking. This includes coordination with law enforcement and other partner organizations to remove victims from abusive circumstances, provide safe shelter, and facilitate recovery.
The final, but equally crucial component of our work, is educating the general public through our digital resources, podcasts, and in-person and virtual programming. Our goal is to empower and embolden the public to play an active role in educating others and serve as community “watchdogs” invested in protecting those who are vulnerable.
 
Our Mission.
Derived from the Latin verb meaning “watch over or guard”
The mission of The Asservo Project is to combat global human trafficking, child exploitaion and sexual predators, support the recovery of victims, and aid in the imprisonment of perpetrators. Our team of diverse, dedicated, and experienced professionals utilizes the latest cutting-edge technology to identify, analyze, and eradicate sexual exploitation and its associated networks.
 
Our Vision.
Our vision is to end human trafficking through intervention, education, and protection. We strive to see a well-informed public take a uniform stance against human trafficking, while those who have been victimized fully recover with the support of their communities.

 

 

 

 

Our goal is to equip the body of Christ to thoughtfully engage the world around us, not only to offer lectures on topics people find interesting. We would love to see people commit to the entire initiative. Join us in this endeavor!