Children's Concerns

A Villainy Revealed: Dismantling an Evil System

It's been a while since we've been in touch! I've been traveling this journey with all of you, but not from the GBCS office in Washington D.C.  I've been back in Atlanta since late August, continuing my theological studies at Emory. Every Monday, along... read more»

Posted by Sam Tyburski on January 31, 2013

A Villainy Revealed: Ethical Consumption

Did you know that you can make a difference everyday to combat human trafficking? The good news is that we can! One way to do this is to begin what some call "ethical consumption." This simply means that we practice Jesus' ethic of love in our buying habits. It is... read more»

Posted by Jay Campbell on December 03, 2012

A Villainy Revealed: Sarah’s Story

Sarah was your typical teenager. She had great friends, a great family, was a great student. In high school, life began to change when she entered into a relationship with an older guy. At first things appeared to go well, but soon her “boyfriend” introduced her to drugs,... read more»

Posted by Joe Kim on November 13, 2012

What is your slavery footprint?

Slavery Footprint, is a tool you can use to help give you a better idea of how you as an individual might be complicit in modern-day slavery. The problem of forced child labor is not only present in the chocolate industry, but in many other industries across the globe. We... read more»

Posted by Joe Kim on October 31, 2012

Supply and Demand: Profit over People?

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. Chinese proverb “There but for the grace of God go I”, is a phrase that I hear frequently from people reflecting on pain and suffering, and I must admit, it... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on October 16, 2012

The Church Needs to Stand With Malala Yousafzai

For the Church, standing with the oppressed is not optional; it is our Christian duty, it is who we are as followers of Jesus.  That is why the church needs to stand up for the powerful witness of Malala Yousafzai, a 14 year old Pakistani girl who, because of her... read more»

Posted by Clayton Childers on October 10, 2012

Celebrating Children’s Sabbath

The United Methodist Church has designated the second weekend of October of each calendar year as the Children’s Sabbath. The national observation of Children’s Sabbath, sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), is “a way for faith communities to celebrate children as sacred... read more»

Posted by Joe Kim on October 04, 2012

Latest National Call Emphasizes Local Work & Issues Call to Action

United Methodist advocates who would like to see an end to domestic violence and human trafficking convened a national conference call on August 30th to hear stories from other UMC leaders who are tackling these issues in their local communities. The call was the second in a regular series aimed... read more»

Posted by Erica Johnson on September 10, 2012

A Villainy Revealed: The Methodist Church and Slavery

We believe in the present and final triumph of God’s Word in human affairs and gladly accept our commission to manifest the life of the gospel in the world. As United Methodists, we hold the idea that the gospel is not just for personal holiness, but for social... read more»

Posted by Sam Tyburski on September 10, 2012

A Villainy Revealed: The complexities of human trafficking

Slavery still exists. What we now call human trafficking is nothing more than modern-day slavery. The U.S. State Department defines human trafficking as involuntary servitude, slavery, debt bondage and forced labor.  11-27 million people are caught in modern-day slavery across the globe. 11 million is the population of London. 27... read more»

Posted by Joe Kim on September 03, 2012

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