A Local and Loving Response to Human Trafficking
There are few issues in the world that invoke as much anger, stir up such a powerful cry of injustice, and unite people from from the Religious Right to the Feminist Left. It has been both glamorized and demonized by the media, turned Christians and actors into activists, and has stirred the American consciousness with images of abuse and objectification of people—men, women and children— torn from the land of their birth or community, stripped of their dignity and safety, and used for profit by labor or even sexual servitude. Human Trafficking is truly “capitalism at its worst.[i]”It is broadly defined as “the complete control of one person by another, through the use of violence—both physical and psychological.[ii]” It happens both locally and globally with victims not only imported or exported, but also simply moved around within the borders of our country.
Often victims of international…
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