As part of the Human Trafficking Conference organised by the Irish Baptist Network, Lauran Bethell addressed a joint IBN/Contemporary Christianity audience on the evening of 22 March.
Lauran is an international consultant on the issue of Human Trafficking. Over twenty years ago she went to Thailand with an American Baptist mission agency to teach in a mission school but quickly became involved in the rescue and care of young women who have been exploited and abused. She pioneered projects in Thailand and directed a centre for ‘at risk’ girls. The New Life Centre has received international recognition and awards for its work. Lauran’s main concern is to initiate and encourage new grass-roots projects, particularly among churches and Christian groups, addressing the exploitation and abuse of women and children.