Jo Anne Lyon


Jo Anne Lyon is the current General Superintendent for the Wesleyan Church U.S.A. and the first woman to ever be elected to the position. She is also the founder of World Hope International and co-founder of the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking. The Wesleyan Church’s values on anti- trafficking are guided by the Wesleyan Holiness Consortium’s Declaration for Freedom, which now has the support of 16 Christian denominations around the world.

Stories by Jo Anne Lyon
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The Evolution of Anti-Trafficking Campaigns in the Church

After a trip to Svay Pak stirred my desire to fight human trafficking, I was surprised to find that I initially faced resistance from people in the church.