Do you think that slavery ended with Lincoln? Today I want to share what has been breaking my heart lately. These Church 2.0 Local Forums I’ve hosted around the country have been used by God to stir my heart. God really used the Atlanta one to open my eyes to the problem of child sex trafficking right here in the good ‘ol USA. Since that time I’ve done some research and soul-searching.
Did you know that there are more slaves today than ever before in human history? Alltop now has a slavery version. You can find great information and links HERE. In my blog about the Art+Music+Justice Tour, I mentioned one of their sponsors: The International Justice Mission – a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. I highly encourage you to get to know IJM and support them.
A few things you can do to learn more about this real problem:
- Attend the Art+Music+Justice Tour in your area
- See the movie Call + Response – I’ll be blogging about it soon
- Look through the Slavery Alltop and read the blogs listed
- Read what one city (Phoenix) is doing to stop this. Get and watch the documentary “Branded“.
- Join ROOV and get involved with their groups that address these issues.
- Check out Freetheslaves.net
- UN Toolkit on Human Trafficking via Charles Lee
- Become a supporter of Just4One – I just bought one of their hoodies 2 weeks ago.
- Check out Not For Sale