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Learning from Undaunted Women
Originally Posted: 03/30/2015 - 9:42am | Type: Blog

Only when all men are intolerant of any abuse of women will things improve. I pray that I may develop a sliver of the courage Anna, Anna, and Sunitha model. Editor's Note ...

Fighting Human Trafficking...and Learning to Love Myself Along the Way
Originally Posted: 02/03/2015 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

And so today, I speak aloud my darkest secret and share with you the greatest lessons that I have learned as an abolitionist. There is great power in embracing our imperfection and vulnerabilities. We are all ...

On Chastity and Revictimization
Originally Posted: 01/30/2015 - 5:35pm | Type: Blog

If we allow people to be shamed or forced into crime through a lack of viable alternatives, we are morally culpable like the Greco-Roman society which taught women that their life was only worth as much as the ...

'Nuns on the Underground Railroad'
Originally Posted: 01/28/2015 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

Ending slavery is everyone's work. A young woman was working a part-time job in a mall in Los Angeles when she was approached by an expensively dressed woman with a flashy bu ...

It Doesn't Have to Be This Way
Originally Posted: 01/27/2015 - 9:54am | Type: Blog

This month, as we raise awareness about the massive problem of human trafficking, let’s also share the important message of hope. It doesn’t have to be this way. If you’re reading ...

Not A Game
Originally Posted: 01/28/2015 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

Every year, approximately 100,000 children are forced into prostitution in the United States—and many are illegally “bused in” to locations hosting major sporting events like the Super Bowl. ...

In Our Own Backyard: Children and Sexual Slavery
Originally Posted: 01/28/2015 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

Who will end slavery? You will. How will we end slavery? By God’s grace, through love and fortitude. Not in a faraway place but right here, at home. An estimated 100,000 children ...

This Is What It Looks Like to Help End Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 01/28/2015 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

Sometimes, in the midst of the daily humdrum of life, I forget that what I’m doing really does make a difference, half a world away, in the lives of survivors of trafficking. I am ...

Invest in Women, Divest from Trafficking
Originally Posted: 01/18/2015 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

Five businesses dedicated to helping sell the products or art of at-risk women and girls, as well as trafficking survivors—supplying them with work and the means to provide for their families. ...

A Journey to Full Restoration
Originally Posted: 01/28/2015 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

A successful business can provide the wages and benefits needed to sustain a woman while giving her the opportunity to reach full restoration. When the greater community invests in freedom products, we can hel ...

Weekly Wrap 1.16.15: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 01/16/2015 - 5:19pm | Type: Blog

1. Can the U.S. Ever Figure Out its Messed-Up Maternity Leave System? “According to the United Nations’ International Labour Organization, there are only two countries in the world that don’t have some form of ...

Help End Domestic Slavery, Ratify Convention 189
Originally Posted: 01/16/2015 - 5:25pm | Type: Blog

Many domestic workers in the United States are hard working people who enjoy their jobs and have fair working conditions. But the private and unregulated nature of the job does make these workers vulnerable to ...

Victims in Our Midst: Health Care and Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 01/28/2015 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

Hope for Justice aims to end human trafficking in our lifetime. And one priority to achieve that in the U.S. is training healthcare professionals to recognize victims of human trafficking. Almost 88 percent of ...

From NFL Cheerleading to Fighting Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 01/09/2015 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

This evil was revealed to me and once seen, I could not turn a blind eye. Why is it that billions of dollars are spent globally each year to buy and sell human beings for forced l ...

Lessons from a Trafficking Survivor
Originally Posted: 01/28/2015 - 12:52pm | Type: Blog

Although human trafficking is ultimately about supply and demand, human trafficking is an evil that gets its start in many different ways. Racism, gender and educational inequality, and any and all causes of v ...

Leaders Across all Faiths Gather for Joint Declaration Against Modern Slavery
Originally Posted: 12/08/2014 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

Last week, the campaign to end human trafficking took a large step forward. Religious leaders from the Christian Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox traditions joined with Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and Muslim lead ...

Pope Francis Joins Other Faith Leaders to Demand an End to Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 12/02/2014 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

“Modern slavery … fails to respect the fundamental conviction that all people are equal and have the same freedom and dignity,“ the joint statement said. Pope Francis and religio ...

Traffickers Come in Many Forms
Originally Posted: 08/26/2014 - 1:00pm | 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 - 2:03pm | 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 ...

Slavery, Surrogacy, and Society: Making a Future in the Wilderness
Originally Posted: 06/16/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

The 2013 Global Slavery Index reports that nearly 30 million women, children, and men are enslaved around the world today. Their slavery has many forms. ...

The Modern-Day Orphans and Widows
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 12:32pm | 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 ...

10 Ways to Fight Sex Trafficking
Originally Posted: 04/02/2014 - 11:45am | 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 - 3:39pm | 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 - 2:54pm | 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 ...

Reimagining Christmas
Originally Posted: 01/23/2015 - 5:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sheldon C. Good A movement is underway to free people of faith from the yoke of Christmas consumerism. CHRIST ...

The World as God Intends
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Stetzer New data shows that Protestant churches, including evangelicals, are increasingly involved in social action ministries. ...

PHOTOS: A Historical Look at the Anna Louise Inn
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo The Anna Louise Inn first opened in 1909. Built on the Taft family’s front yard, the Inn provided safe and affordable housing for women in Cincinnati. Since then, the I ...

Take a Stand
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Curt Devine 8 ways to stand against human trafficking. PRAY for freedom for the 27 million people enslave ...

Inspired by Faith
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Curt Devine "I never imagined humanity could be stripped from a person like that." KRISTIN HART pla ...

Enslaved at the Border
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 1:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Curt Devine When Mexican emigration and U.S. slavery intertwine. MARTA AND LUISA had always fantasized about ...

WATCH: Elizabeth Smart on Human Trafficking, Limits of Abstinence Education
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped from her home in Salt Lake City and held in captivity for nine months in 2002 at age 14, spoke out about her experience at a human trafficking panel at Johns Hopkins Universi ...

21 Million People Live in Bondage Worldwide, Says Report
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

Human trafficking is one of the top-grossing industries in the world, and claims another victim nearly every 30 seconds. President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a group ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 10:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery by Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim / Thank You, ...

Malone University to host immigration conference
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 5:49pm | Type: Press

March 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Staff Reporter ...

Catholic Bishops Oppose Violence Against Women Act Over Sexual Orientation Provisions
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 5:47pm | Type: Blog

Five key Catholic bishops are opposing the newly authorized Violence Against Women Act for fear it will subvert traditional views of marriage and gender, and compromise the religious freedom of groups that aid ...

Sorry, But God Isn't a Ravens Fan
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 2:25pm | Type: Blog

When did "football" become so intertwined with "God," like "God" and "America?" Faith and football, faith and flag. Is this what God is all about? ...

What Would Dr. King's Fight Be Today?
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 3:22pm | 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 ...

The Gospel: The Cure For Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 12:49pm | 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 - 11:13am | 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 ...

Obama Speaks Out Against Modern Slavery
Originally Posted: 09/28/2012 - 9:42am | Type: Blog

When a little boy is kidnapped, turned into a child soldier, forced to kill or be killed — that’s slavery. "When a little girl is sold by her impoverished family — girls my daughters’ age — runs away fro ...

Good Friday Meditation: Body. Broken. Exploited.
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 11:15pm | Type: Blog

Today, I reflect on this body of Christ. It beckons me and I’m reminded once again that the violence and death that happened on that dark day lingers still. Here I am meditating ...

Restoring Dignity
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 2:47pm | 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. ...

40 Ideas for Keeping Lent Holy
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

40 Ideas for Keeping a Holy Lent from House for All Sinners and Saints church in Colorado, that God's Politics contributor Nadia Bolz-Weber serves. 40 Ideas for Keeping a H ...

100,000 Lost Girls
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:53pm | Type: Press

February 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Danielle Magnuson ...

Shutting Down "Satan’s Marketplace"
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stewart Burns In “’Humankind’s Most Savage Cruelty,’” I describe how it will take every weapon in the arsenal of nonviolence to end the g ...

BackPage and "Baby Face": Stop Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

In his column for the New York Times, Nicolas Kristof tells the story of a 13-year-old girl in Brooklyn he calls “Baby Face." She had been sent into an apartment building by a pimp to meet a customer. ...

The Selling of America's Children
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 5:09pm | 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 ...

Sojourners Observes Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners has long been committed to the fight to end this abhorrent evil, and the current issue of Sojourners Magazine seeks to engage the topic head-on. Click through to explore our coverage and involvement ...

Passion 2012 Calls Us to Rise Up Against Modern-Day Slavery
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

A pervasive criticism of modern Christians, both from outsiders as well as concerned Christians, is that people of faith are not taking seriously Jesus’ call for us to serve “the least of these.” Thankfully, ...

Light in the darkness – an interview with Daniel Walker, author of "God in a Brothel"
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

Author Daniel Walker sits down with Sojourners' James Colten to talk about his new book, "God in a Brothel," the scourge of child slavery and the sex industry worldwide, and the church's r ...