Human Trafficking Day

Today is the world-wide observance of Human Trafficking day, an attempt to draw attention to the increasing problem of slavery, sexual trafficking and child labor. The Lutherans have some very helpful resources posted that are appropriate for congregational use.

From their site:

"Human trafficking, the second largest and fastest growing illegal trade in the world, is modern day slavery where people are in bondage through fraud, force, or coercion. People are taking notice of trafficking and are mobilizing to fight this destructive, pervasive criminal industry. You as a congregational leader can help raise awareness about human trafficking in your congregation and community!"

From here.

Follow the link to find bulletin inserts and Lutheran based liturgical resources that might be adaptable to your local setting.

Comments (2)

Too bad the Women's Desk was eliminated in the GC budget cuts so TEC no longer has a strong place in the system to advocate on this issue.

There is a Federal Anti- Human trafficking law on the books. It was sponsored and signed by George W. Bush. It, however, requires Federal and State police to enforce it, and they have shown no inclination to do so. Public outcry and political pressure would move this to the action item agenda of your state & local governments

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