Human Trafficking

Caring for All of God’s Creation

"…All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. Men and women did not weave the web of life; they are merely strands in it. Whatever one does to the web, one does to oneself." ... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on April 15, 2013

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

Justice Matters Week in Review - January 14-21

The words and actions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were infused into all the activities of the last week. Here's what was going on: Jasmine's Story highlights how our broken U.S. Immigrations System is tearing apart families. January 21 was the official observance of Martin Luther... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on January 24, 2013

New Year: New Consciousness, New Ways of Being

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12: 1-2 As we begin a New Year, we are mindful of the promises and possibilities... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on January 11, 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

Valuing Work, Valuing Workers

I want to remind you THAT GOD CARES about injustice, about oppression, about exploitation. Bishop Desmond Tutu We Methodists have the distinct privilege of continuing a journey towards justice that our Methodist forebearers began of church leaders committed to engendering personal and social holiness throughout our society. September is particularly... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on September 28, 2012

Human Trafficking is about people

If there is nothing else you take away from this month, I hope that you will remember this: Human Trafficking is about people. With the daunting numbers, sometimes it takes an image, or a collection of images, to really hit the mark. Check out this infograph on human trafficking. There... read more»

Posted by Joe Kim on September 24, 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

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