This fall, join us in exploring how to live an active faith by rallying your local group around an issue most urgent to the world’s poor – AIDS, Malaria, Microloans, and Trafficking. For each issue, we’ll explore how faith and justice are interconnected while working together to reach an audacious goal. Here’s a glimpse of one of those issues:
What if the entire populations of L.A, Chicago, and Dallas were enslaved as sex and/or labor workers? That would mean 7.4 million people were modern day slaves. Ridiculous, right? Wrong. The ridiculous thing is that there are actually more people trapped in slavery. While we may often operate under the assumption that slavery ended years ago, those enslaved or trafficked today number about 27 million.
Even in our own country, people have been trafficked and are forced to work in inhumane conditions. We need audacity to end this global injustice. Those who are enslaved need advocates – like us – to fight for their protection, prevent others from being trafficked, and provide proper law enforcement against traffickers around the world. We’re forming a community to raise awareness around modern slavery and advocate for crucial legislation to be passed by the US government. We will focus on getting the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) reauthorized by congress. Our voices have the ability to make the TVPRA a priority for our government – because it should be.
This group of activists will have opportunities to connect and collaborate with trafficking and policy experts in Washington, D.C. and around the globe. These experts will equip us with the resources and information necessary to empower our voices to protect trafficked victims and prevent future trafficking. 27 million people need your voice to put an end to modern day slavery. Does that sound audacious enough for you? We thought so. Join us in the effort to get TVPRA passed in congress and to advocate that freedom be brought to those enslaved around the globe.
Are you passionate about stopping human trafficking? Sign up to rally your local group below. We’ll then equip you with free resources to connect faith and justice, connect you with a larger community of groups and issue experts who are exploring how faith and justice are interconnected, and ultimately work together to ignite movements.