The troubling issue of trafficking in children’s innocence will be the topic for Dr. Francesca Nuzzolese (photo at left) on Sunday, February 19, at 4 p.m. at Princeton United Methodist Church, located at Nassau and Vandeventer in Princeton. Don Brash, PUMC’s resident theologian will moderate the discussion of “Children at Risk: trafficking and enslavement of children today.” 

A professor at Palmer Seminary, the seminary of Eastern University, Dr. Nuzzolese has been a missionary and pastoral counselor in the United States, Europe, and Australia, and she has just returned from studying child enslavement in south Asia.

“It is so easy to just look away from such a distressing subject, but in this new monthly series, we will try to learn more about and to come to grips with some of these troubling issues,” says Brash. Other topics in the Troubling Issues series are “Holocausts in Our Time” on March 18, and on May 6, a documentary about gay teenagers growing up in the church.

The free lecture-discussions in the Troubling Issues series are also scheduled for September through May of the next academic year. They will be held in PUMC’s Sanford Davis Room, which opens onto Nassau Street. Parking is free on Sundays and the church is ADA accessible. For information call 609-924-2613, email or go to 

(This post also appears at Princeton Comment).