Some topics are so crucial, current, debated and/or divisive, they require focused attention in addition to sermons. Faith Community Church introduced Faith Forums in 2015 as an additional way to offer biblical perspective on culturally relevant topics. The topic for the next Faith Forum at Faith Community Church is "The Gospel and Human Trafficking," and it is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. The evening includes a presentation by the featured speaker, Rachel Paulose, followed by Q & A (questions and answers.) This forum is an opportunity to consider a complex issue from a gospel perspective.
During her tenure as U.S. Attorney, Rachel Paulose oversaw landmark prosecutions of white collar crime (including securities, health care and public corruption cases), narcotics and firearms trafficking cartels, and civil commitment of sexual predators. As the chief federal law enforcement officer for the District of Minnesota, Rachel tripled child pornography prosecutions and initiated the first ever prosecutions of human trafficking and aggravated identity theft. During the Faith Forum, Rachel will address human trafficking and what people of faith can do to understand what it is, why it is important, and what they can do to help fight it. The evening will include a period of Q & A (questions and answers) following Rachel’s presentation.
Rachel is a partner with DLA Piper in Minneapolis, Minn., and concentrates her practice on government investigations; commercial, healthcare and securities litigation; and compliance issues that concern multinationals. Rachel was the first Indian American woman to be nominated by a U.S. president and unanimously confirmed by the Senate to serve in any federal appointment. She was the youngest person, the first Asian American and the first woman to lead the District of Minnesota as United States Attorney. Rachel earned a bachelor of arts degree at the University of Minnesota and is a graduate of Yale Law School. Rachel attends FCC and invests love and time into teaching in LifeShaping.