Did you know there are more slaves today than at any other time in history?
Did you know the average age of a sex trafficked victim in the United States is 12 years old?
Did you know how can do something about it?
From the End It Movement‘s Website: “This February 27th, join us and other Freedom Fighters from around the world as we SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY. Draw a RED X on your hand. Tell your world that slavery still exists and YOU WON’T STAND FOR IT. Just use your influence any way you can to help us carry the message of FREEDOM so even more people know. Let’s make this SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY DAY even brighter than ever.
Let’s be the generation to stand up for the 27 million men, women and children trapped in slavery around the world today. In brothels. In factories. In mines. On street corners. In homes. In the shadows, hidden. Yet out in broad daylight, in plain sight here in America. Stand with us. Raise your voice. Use your influence. Join the fight for FREEDOM.”
What I recommend:
VISIT End it Movement and International Justice Mission‘s websites to learn more about modern day slavery and what’s being done to stop it
DOWNLOAD the Slavery Footprint app or visit their website to find out how many slaves work for you!
CHANGE your Facebook profile photo to your hand with the Red X and link people to an anti-trafficking article or website.
GIVE to International Justice Mission
PRAY for the victims of slavery. Pray for their freedom. Pray that they will know God is for them. Pray for recovering slaves. Pray that they find wholeness in Jesus. Pray for the healing of their hearts, minds, souls, and bodies. Pray for the slave owners, pimps, and johns (johns are the clients who purchase prostitutes). Pray that God changes their hearts on how they see other humans. Pray that they repent and find the freedom and forgiveness only Jesus can offer.
PROMOTE the cause of anti-slavery. Use social media to spread the word. Be a voice for the voiceless.
INK your hand with a big red X all day long on February 27th and when people ask, let them know about today’s slavery epidemic and how they can join the abolitionist movement.
CARRY a red permanent marker with you all day on the 27th so people can join in with you!
WRITE to business CEO’s and ask them to track if slave labor is used in their supply chains. Most simply don’t know and might be willing to look if you ask them. Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs did exactly that when Justin Dillon randomly emailed him! Justin is the founder of Made in a Free World and creator of the Slavery Footprint app and just did a great talk on this at last week’s Justice Conference. I’ll post the video of his talk here as soon as it’s made available. Oh yeah, and he got a reply from Mr. Jobs (it’s pretty cool to see a screenshot of the actual email in Justin’s talk, but something from Google Images will do for now…)
Brian Victor says
Very glad to see you posted about this. As a counter-trafficking activist, I can vouch that we need more people to take notice of this. The critical point, however, is that awareness is not enough. We need people to get involved in stopping human trafficking. We need committed donors to NGOs (for example, I support Hagar Int’l, a women/children’s program in SE Asia). Knowledge without action is next to useless. Glad to see you said this: “GIVE to International Justice Mission”. Yes, please, anyone reading this, give to orgs like those. They make a real difference!
Noah Filipiak says
Amen! Thanks Brian