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Social Justice Conference Oct. 26 at First Baptist Church of Fort Myers

October 18, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Mother of God House of Prayer is hosting a Social Justice Conference Saturday, Oct. 26, from 12-5 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Fort Myers in order to explore the issue of modern day slavery in Southwest Florida and how it affects the quality of life for so many in the area.

Keynote speaker, Sr. Sallie Latkovich, C.S.J., director of Biblical Study and Travel at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and former director of the House of Prayer, will "awaken participants to spirit" through the lens of the Gospel and the spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Local panelists will "awaken participants to action" and include Pastor Doug Burness, Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking; Claire Comiskey, Interfaith Action of SW Florida; along with a Coalition of Immokalee Worker representative; and Coleen Henderson, of Abuse Treatment and Counseling.

First Baptist Church of Ft. Myers is at 1735 Jackson St., (rear building), Fort Myers. The cost is $30 pre-registration or $40 at the door. Student cost is $10.

For more information and to make reservations, call 239-728-3614 or email A portion of the proceeds will go to participating organizations.

Established in 1982, Mother of God House of Prayer Retreat and Spiritual Growth Center is located in Alva, Fla. For information, visit



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