Trafficking

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My studies on women have led me to the unfortunate discovery of a hidden worldwide epidemic: human trafficking. If you’re like me, you once believed that our modern era had eradicated human slavery — at least in first world countries. But the truth is that there are more people enslaved today than there were in the 1800s. In fact, it is estimated that 27 million people are living a life of forced servitude. 27 million is the size of an average COUNTRY.

Many are sex slaves caught in the ever growing demand for prostitution and pornography. Most in the latter group are children and teenagers. Are you sick to your stomach yet? Don’t stick your head in sand. Don’t look away. Get educated. Make others aware. Force yourself to look and do something about it.

Related Posts

Women in Slavery

Slaves (A look at Genesis 3:16 and 4:7)

 

“The tide of history is turning women from beasts of burden 
and sexual playthings into full-fledged human beings.”  
― Nicholas D. Kristof, Half the Sky

 

Links

Half the Sky Movement

Not For Sale

Free the Slaves

Hope For Justice

Responsible Sourcing Tool (Ensure that human trafficking isn’t in your goods supply chain.)

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3 thoughts on “Trafficking

  1. Ann

    This confirms the desire in me to pay attention to the moon and try to live the festivals accordingly. Otherwise the Holy Spirit is quenched and we become stagnant.

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  2. Child trafficking – making a profit off of children – is more common than many would like to admit. Placing children in foster care when their lives are not in danger is one example. That is using children to support a huge industry. And children from a foster care background are 60% more likely to end up in the sex trade. We use our children in many ways in our widespread culture, but in the Torah pursuant culture we live things like “Torah is not for me, it is for my children.” if only Torah was the standard.

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    • Amen. When I posted about trafficking years ago, I had no idea how deep and wide this pit really is. It’s heart breaking. But, our God is still on the Throne and He loves each afflicted soul. We weekly pray for children and others that are in this type of bondage. Even Jacob’s beloved son, Joseph, was sold and trafficked by his own brothers. I was writing about him today on Cheshvan 11th, the traditional day of remembrance for the death of his mother, Rachel.

      “Joseph’s story is Messiah’s story. I cry every year when I read Vayigash (And he drew near – Gen. 44:18 – 47:27). Judah draws near to Joseph and begs for the life of Benjamin. Joseph is testing them to see how they will deal with the other son of “Rachel.” This time, Judah is ready to sell himself into slavery to keep Benjamin safe and near their father, Jacob. Realizing that they have changed, Joseph can no longer contain himself. He bursts into big, sloppy, loud weeping. So loud in fact, that the Egyptians can hear him. I can relate to a cry like that.”

      I’m not only praying for the children and men and women being trafficked, but also for those that buy, sell, and enable these atrocities. May Adonai change their hearts and bring them to repentance. And may we truly learn to walk the Torah, not just the letter, but the Spirit.

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