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posted: 5/17/2014 11:53 AM

Pastors and church leaders invited to discuss child trafficking issues

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Submitted by Susan Miura, Schaumburg Township District Library

Pastors and church leaders are invited to an introductory meeting of Pastors Against Child Trafficking from 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, in the Adult Classroom of the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. An optional meet-and-greet will follow the meeting. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

PACT is an interdenominational association of pastors and church leaders that seek justice for those who are oppressed and enslaved. It is an outreach of Gridlock Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping in the rescue and recovery of human trafficking victims.

"PACT members partner with Gridlock Ministries and each other to build awareness in their congregations," said Cheryl Csiky, development and communications officer for Gridlock. "Additionally, they develop and execute strategies for combating child sex and labor trafficking in their communities."

For those in the Chicago area, a PACT meeting is scheduled from 3-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, at the Nohea Café, 1312 W. Madison, Chicago. Participants may park on the street or pay $2 to park in the garage across the street. Coffee and light refreshments will be donated by Nohea Café.

Seating for the PACT meetings is limited. To reserve a place, contact Csiky at

To learn more about PACT, call (888) 630-2303, ext. 802.