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The new Christian abolition movement

In Awareness, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, Social Justice on February 6, 2012 at 8:49 am

Mitchell is North Carolina human trafficking manager for World Relief.  World Relief is a Christian nonprofit attached to the National Association of Evangelicals and is best known for its efforts to combat global hunger and respond to disasters around the world.

Mitchell is trying to tackle a disaster in her home state.   And she is not alone.

Motivated in large part by their religious traditions of protecting the vulnerable and serving “the least of these,” as Jesus instructed his followers to do in the Gospel of Matthew, World Relief and other Christian agencies like the Salvation Army are stepping up efforts and working with law enforcement to stem the flow of human trafficking, which includes sex trafficking and labor trafficking.

“Jesus didn’t just go around telling people about himself.  He also healed the blind and healed the brokenhearted, he freed captives, and I think that it would be ridiculous to walk up to someone who is hurting and tell them, ‘Let me tell you about the Gospel,’ and then walk away while they’re still hurting,” Mitchell says.

(Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor)

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Thou shalt not be a victi…

In Human Trafficking on February 5, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. And above all, thou shalt never be a bystander.

Yehuda Bauer, Holocaust scholar

It is not light that we n…

In Human Trafficking on February 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.

Frederick Douglas

In Human Trafficking on November 18, 2011 at 9:49 pm

So for those of you doubtful that “modern slavery” really is an issue for the new international agenda, think of Srey Pov — and multiply her by millions. If what such girls experience isn’t slavery, that word has no meaning. It’s time for a 21st-century abolitionist movement in the U.S. and around the world.

Nicholas Kristof for The New York Times

In Human Trafficking on October 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm

ihateslavery:

Education is one of the keys of bringing people out of slavery and keeping people out. Learn about what Love146 does to educate the girls they save HERE

In Human Trafficking on October 17, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice… I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard.

William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist 

In Human Trafficking on September 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm

mercy29:

Rescued child slaves – Charlie, Lakshmi, and Mariados.

In Human Trafficking on September 13, 2011 at 6:06 am

In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky-her grand old woods-her fertile fields-her beautiful rivers-her mighty lakes and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked when I remember that all is cursed with the infernal spirit of slave-holding and wrong; When I remember that with the waters of her noblest rivers, the tears of my brethren are borne to the ocean, disregarded and forgotten; That her most fertile fields drink daily of the warm blood of my outraged sisters, I am filled with unutterable loathing.

Frederick Douglass

In Human Trafficking on September 9, 2011 at 6:06 am

Slavery can only be abolished by raising the character of the people who compose the nation; and that can be done only by showing them a higher one.

Maria W. Chapman

In Human Trafficking on September 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Slavery is now no where more patiently endured, than in countries once inhabited by the zealots of liberty.

Samuel Johnson

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