There are more people in slavery today than at any time in history! January is Slavery & Trafficking Prevention Month and January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
According to Free the Slaves,
Although there are more people in slavery today than ever before, slavery represents the smallest percentage of the world’s population than at any other time in history.
We all need to educate ourselves about slavery today and as my husband Jack would say, “Be part of the solution and not part of the problem.” Learn industries that use slaves and try to find alternate sources so you’re not contributing to the profits of slavers to the detriment of those who are enslaved. Speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves. Pray for an end to this evil in the world today.
O MERCIFUL God, and heavenly Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men; Look with pity, we beseech thee, upon the sorrows of thy servants who are enslaved for forced labor or sexual exploitation. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy; endue their souls with patience; protect them from their captors; comfort them with a sense of thy goodness; lift up thy countenance upon them, and give them peace. Open the hearts and minds of Your people to bring an end to this evil; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Adapted from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer)
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