Human Trafficking Awareness day

Monday January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness day. It’s a date passed by Congress back in 2007 to place greater focus on the increasing problem of modern day slavery. 27 million people in this world are slaves today. 27 million people are actually owned by someone else. 80 percent of them are women and over 50 percent are children. This is not a problem from far away… it is happening right here in Virginia, as close to us as Richmond where a woman was freed in 2007 from force labor. Northern Virginia is plagued with cases of sex slaves where girls and boys are bought and sold for prostitution. And that’s only the reported cases.

What are Christians to do? “He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8

Come worship with us on Sunday January 10, 2010

“Indifference to injustice is more insidious than the injustice itself.” Cornell West

Resources:

International Justice Mission: www.ijm.org

Not for Sale: www.notforsalecampaign.org

Free the Slaves: www.freetheslaves.net

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