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Traffickers Come in Many Forms
Originally Posted: 08/26/2014 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

While entertaining, unfortunately, Taken dramatizes and stereotypes traffickers. Contrary to what's portrayed in popular movies, there are many types of traffickers beyond the stereotypical pop-culture sw ...

Human Trafficking: Community Is Essential
Originally Posted: 08/25/2014 - 1:03pm | Type: Blog

What does community look like when working on a social issue? Diedrich Boenhoeffer wrote about it. Pastors preach about it. Churches strive for it. Community . It is a co ...

The Modern-Day Orphans and Widows
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

However, the plight of these two underrepresented and often ignored groups — women and children — has modern impacts. James' assertation that "Religion that God our Fat ...

VIDEO: Travel with Us—A Visual Poem
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:35am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors The SOLD Project's hopeful vision to end human trafficking. Around the world, children conti ...

10 Ways to Fight Sex Trafficking
Originally Posted: 04/02/2014 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

If we are serious about ending the sex slave trade we will need to address some serious issues within every nation in the world, particularly those with male-dominated societies that promote male aggression, p ...

Ending the Modern-day Slave Trade
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

At the beginning of the 21st century, Americans are used to thinking of slavery as a horror, yes, but one that was banished from these shores nearly 150 years ago. If only that were so. ...

Ending the Demand for Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 01/28/2014 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

Do you know that human trafficking is defined as “modern day slavery” because it controls a person through force, fraud or coercion — physical or psychological — to exploit the person for forced labor, sexual ...

In Thailand, US Evangelicals Work to End Prostitution
Originally Posted: 01/06/2014 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

A small delicate silver cross hangs around Mint’s neck, a charm she reaches for nervously from time to time as she speaks. A small delicate silver cross hangs around Mint’s neck, ...

Shine the Light of Advent on Child Prostitution
Originally Posted: 12/16/2013 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

Tens of thousands of homeless children (perhaps more) are on the streets in the United States. Reliable numbers are hard to find, because these children for the most part are invisible — and prey to sex traffi ...

Combating a Culture of Exploitation
Originally Posted: 09/16/2013 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

When we develop boys into good, godly men they won’t rape and abuse women. And when we raise good, godly women, they invest in the next generation of girls, are less susceptible to exploitation, and won’t infl ...

Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church Announce Support for Bill to End Sex Trafficking in U.S.
Originally Posted: 08/02/2013 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

Days after a cross-country FBI operation arrested 152 sex traffickers across the US, Joel Osteen, senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, announced his support for a bill in the House of Representa ...

What Would Dr. King's Fight Be Today?
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 2:22pm | Type: Blog

As our nation celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther, King Jr., I can’t help but wonder what injustices Dr. King would fight against today. As our nation celebrates the legacy o ...

Freedom Tastes Like Hummus
Originally Posted: 12/26/2012 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

Freedom is hummus. Perhaps not to you. But to me, hummus is what freedom tastes like. The relationships I have built with survivors of human trafficking have propelled me to redefine freedom, as it exists from ...

The Gospel: The Cure For Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

Human trafficking is a worldwide enterprise in the 21st century. In the United States, USAID has reported that between 12 and 27 million people are victims of human trafficking worldwide. ...

Religious Groups Join Forces Against Sex Trafficking
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 10:13am | Type: Blog

As a Christian, Lindsey Roberson is on the board of a new faith-based effort called the Centre of Redemption, which is scheduled to open in December to help pregnant teens and teen moms who are also traffickin ...

Naked Before God
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

We truly are uniquely and fearfully made (Ps 139:14), molded with God’s own hands and done so that we are each special to him. This morning I prayed naked. This exercise is part ...

Religious Leaders Press Village Voice on Sex Ads
Originally Posted: 03/30/2012 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

Religious leaders on Thursday (March 29) delivered more than 230,000 signatures to the office of Village Voice Media, demanding the company shut down the adult advertising section on its website, Backpage.com, ...

Restoring Dignity
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 1:47pm | Type: Blog

A nonprofit in New York City founded by a young social worker leverages a network of resources to provide aftercare and safe housing for women who are victims of sex trafficking. ...

MUST LISTEN: Alec Baldwin and Rob Morris on Sex Trafficking
Originally Posted: 02/21/2012 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

"We forget that this is not about an issue; it’s not about a cause. This is about somebody's daughter. This is about somebody’s son, little boy, little girl," shares Rob Morris, founder of Lov ...

The Selling of America's Children
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

The church is realizing the need to deal with Human trafficking Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far has ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES: A Decade Of Progress On AIDS (OPINION) I’ll tell you the worst part about it, for me. It was the look in their e ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 3:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Joking for Jesus, The Courage to Love, Body Meets Soul, Rethinking War. Joking for Jesus Wh ...

Lawyers' Surreal World and the Fight Against Selling Children
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

When three dozen prominent interfaith clergy (including Jim Wallis) signed an ad in the New York Times saying that the best way to stop the sex trafficking of children on Backpage was to shut down tha ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

We Are All Occupiers Now: The Mainstreaming of OWS We Are All Occupiers Now: The Mainstreaming of OWS What a difference a few short weeks can make. The early word on Occupy ...

When Kids are Sold for Sex
Originally Posted: 06/19/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

When kids are sold for sex - there is no excuse. When kids are sold for sex - there is no excuse. That is why Jim Wallis signed onto a full page ad in the New York Times ca ...

Female Slavery in Our Own Back Yards
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

Human trafficking is the manipulation of people, mostly poor women and children, through abuse, torture, rape, and violence, to be used as profit for others. In other words, it's slavery. It is here in th ...

How Child Sex Trafficking is Being Overcome in the Philippines
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

One of the things that make the work of fighting global slavery so difficult is that people feel defeated by the sheer size and scope of the problem. One of the things that make t ...

Tell Congress: We Support More Resources for Sex Trafficking Survivors
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

On Wednesday, November 17, the <a href="http://www.change.org/national_coalition_to_end_domestic_minor_sex_trafficking" target="_blank">National Coalition to End Domestic Minor Sex Tr ...

Activism Works Against Sex Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Atlanta activists say years of work to combat the trafficking and prostitution of girls in Georgia -- work described in "<a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issu ...

'Trust is the new Black': God at the Aspen Ideas Festival (Part I)
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 8:51am | Type: Blog

Against many odds, I was given the chance to spend six days at the <a href="http://www.aifestival.org/">Aspen Ideas Festival</a> this summer. Against many od ...

Affirming the Footnotes: What the Manhattan Declaration Gets Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Although there are several points I find troubling, inaccurate, or misleading in the recent <a href="http://manhattandeclaration.org/">Manhattan Declaration</a>, and although I noticed th ...

A Modern Underground Railroad for North Korean Refugees
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As I set foot in China, many emotions invaded my thoughts. I guess you could say I was somewhat nervous. My last visit to China involved being detained for a day on suspicion of helping North Korean r ...

Singing and Praying Justice, Part 2
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/10/01/singing-and-praying-justice-part-1/">[continued from part 1]</a></p> [continued from part 1] How can w ...

Want to End Poverty? Focus on Women and Girls
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Promoting gender equality is crucial to combating global poverty, a point Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn make in their new book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307267148?ie=UTF8&amp ...

To Hell with Human Trafficking. There, I Said It.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Is it possible that we as Christians just aren't angry enough about injustices like human trafficking and slavery? Perhaps we've grown too desensitized, domesticated, and docile. ...

Secretary of State Clinton Promises Action Against Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, graced the front pages of many newspapers across the country last Friday. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, graced the front pages of many ...

A 'Call and Response' to End Modern Slavery
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.callandresponse.com"></a></p> Last week two films were released that present propagandized visions of the Unite ...

Unveiling India's Apartheid (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

In the shadow of India's economic miracle lies a people often deemed untouchable, largely impoverished, and seemingly invisible. In the shadow of India's economic miracl ...

Child Exploitation in a High-Tech World
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In the Dominican Republic, an estimated 10 percent of children are sexually exploited. In the Dominican Republic, an estimated 10 percent of children are sexually exp ...

A Faithful Response to Human Rights Abuses
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Yesterday I had the chance to attend a compelling panel hosted by the <A href="http://www.americanprogressaction.org/">Center for American Progress Action Fund</A> and <A href ...

Not Some Big American Crusade
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

<em>Part six in a series of posts by <strong>Bob Massey</strong>, a Los Angeles screenwriter who is currently traveling to India with a team from <a href="http://www.ecclesiahollywood ...

What Little Girls Should Get to Do
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

<em>Part four in a series of posts by <strong>Bob Massey</strong>, a Los Angeles screenwriter who is currently traveling to India with a team from <a href="http://www.ecclesiahollywoo ...

Bombay Boys, Before and After
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

<em>Part three in a series of posts by <strong>Bob Massey</strong>, a Los Angeles screenwriter who is currently traveling to India with a team from <a href="http://www.ecclesiahollywo ...

Evil Is Innovative
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><a href="http://www.justice4india.blogspot.com"></a>Sunday we had the big sendoff <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/seeking-justice-from-ho ...

Seeking Justice from Hollywood to Bollywood
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.justice4india.blogspot.com"></a>So what happens when a bunch of overprivileged Hollywood folks (actors, screenwriters, a grad student, a cameraman, an IT nerd ...