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Pastor and trained journalist passionate about engaging diverse groups on a wide-range of justice and public policy issues
Event Types: Church Engagement, International Justice, Biblical Justice, Movement building
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Leo is a Pastor and a trained journalist with over 15 years of professional experience working in the fields of justice, intercultural engagement, journalism, and public policy in different capacities.

Over the last 6-years, Leo worked as the Director of Advocacy and Partnerships for International Justice Mission (IJM), Ghana. At IJM, he led the team to engage churches, donors, government, political leaders, development partners and communities to undertake actions at ending child trafficking in Ghana. During his time at IJM, he was instrumental in training over a 1000 church leaders, law enforcement officers and other stakeholders on Biblical justice and human trafficking. Prior to working for IJM, he worked for the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) as the Public Relations and Media Coordinator. At CCG, he worked directly with churches, state actors, development partners and religious groups.

Leo is an ordained Pastor and served as an associate Pastor at Salem International Christian Centre in Ghana. In February 2022, Leo and his family relocated to the United States of America to study at Fuller Theological Seminary.

The life of every child matters. And together, we can continue to fight to bring freedom to these children.

- Leo Ackon

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