Be an Abolitionist!
January 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Jan/Feb 2013 issue of PRISM focuses on modern slavery in its various forms—from labor and sex trafficking to religiously enforced polygamy.
Here's a list of some of the organizations, individuals, and resources we profile:
Love146 fights trafficking and provides aftercare to slavery survivors.
International Justice Mission helps local governments around the world enforce their own antislavery laws.
Children's HopeChest ministers to orphans in order to reduce their vulnerability to trafficking.
Holding Out HELP assists women and children escaping polygamous marriages in fundamentalist Mormon communities.
Emmaus Ministries helps men caught up in prostitution.
Documentary—Nefarious: Merchant of Souls exposes the disturbing trends in modern sex slavery.
Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery by Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim (IVP, 2013) shows how any of us—and all of us—can become an abolitionist.
Fierce Compassion: A Biography of Abolitionist Donaldina Cameron by Kristin and Kathryn Wong (New Earth Enterprises, 2012) profiles the life of a woman who saved thousands of Chinese-born women prostituted in early 19th-century San Francisco.
Don't underestimate the power of prayer! Bring your prayers to bear on modern slavery during the National Weekend of Prayer for Human Trafficking. It is scheduled for January 11-13, starting on National Human Trafficking Awareness day!