April 18, 2023


International panel will discuss ‘Religious Responses to Sex Work and Sex Trafficking’


The Theological Commons at Methodist Theological School in Ohio will host a virtual panel discussion of the book Religious Responses to Sex Work and Sex Trafficking: An Outrage Against Any Decent People April 26 at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Advance Zoom registration for this free event is required and available here.

An international group of scholars and practitioners will discuss their contributions to the volume, examining the history, theological beliefs and current contextual best practices of faith-based non-governmental organizations working in the area of human trafficking that involves the sex industry.

MTSO Associate Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Christian Ethics Yvonne Zimmerman contributed two chapters to Religious Responses to Sex Work and Sex Trafficking: “‘A Catholic and an Agnostic Walk into a Homeless Camp…’ Collaborating Across Religious Differences,” and “Afterword: To Shape the Changes for Which We Long.” She will serve as a panelist and cohost a Q&A with the book’s editor, Lauren McGrow of Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, Australia.

In addition to Zimmerman and McGrow, the panel will feature book contributors Hannah Estabrook of Sanctuary Night, Columbus; Anna Kasafi Perkins of the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica; and Beatrice Okyere-Manu, University of KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Letitia Campbell of Candler School of Theology will moderate the discussion.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just, sustainable and generative world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in practical theology, social justice and theological studies, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.


Danny Russell, communications director
drussell@mtso.edu, 740-362-3322