FORT WAYNE, Ind.—“The Other Side of Sin: Social and Restorative Remedies for Victims of Persecution,” is the topic for the next University Religious Forum at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW.) The forum will be held Thursday, October 18, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Walb Student Union, Rooms 222–226.
The featured speaker is Saneta Maiko, executive director of Crime Victim Care of Allen County (CVC) and a part-time faculty member in IPFW’s Department of History. The mission of CVC is “To bring wholeness to immigrants and refugee families who experience brokenness due to violence, crime, mental health, addictions, abuse, and neglect.”
Maiko, who is a native of Kenya, is the founder of the non-profit, faith-based organization where, according to its website, “…the immigrant and non-English speaking population, including crime victims, can receive parenting education, counseling, translation, and spiritual care services, assistance with the criminal justice system, court accompaniment, assistance with completing the Crime Victims Compensation application, referrals, and ongoing support either via telephone or in person, awareness on stalking, bullying, dating, domestic, and sexual violence.”
The lecture series is held monthly in Walb Student Union; each lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by IPFW’s Campus Ministry. A simple lunch will be served at noon on a complimentary donation basis; reservations are not necessary.