Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Slavery in our time

If you haven't seen the movie, At the End of Slavery, I encourage you to do so.  Slavery is alive and well across the globe, and here in the United States.  Here are some links to stories about the problem here in the United States:

Forced labour and rape, the new face of slavery in America

Sex trafficking: An American problem too

CNN has been running  a series on human trafficking and the issue is gaining more attention in the media and among law enforcement agencies.  But it is still around, and we can help.  Our church is planning a showing of the movie soon, and we have asked federal law enforcement to send a speaker to address the issues as they pertain to us locally.  I'll keep you posted on when that will happen.

In the meantime, I encourage you to visit the International Justice Mission, which addresses this issue across the globe. Learn, then get involved, Encourage your church to become involved in this fight.  This is an issue that is very close to the heart of God - the protection of the innocent and powerless.

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