Tagged: sexual exploitation

The Church as Sexual Refuge

The role of faith communities in the battle against sexual exploitation by Kristyn Komarnicki Give me your exploited, your poor, Your addicted masses yearning to breathe free, The sexual refuse of your teeming shore....

Heroes of the Faith: Josephine Butler

(1828-1906) Described by contemporaries as “touched with genius” and “the most distinguished woman of the 19th century,” Josephine Butler launched the first international anti-trafficking movement on behalf of prostituted women. Born into the prominent...

Man on a Mission: Mark Houck

Interview by Kristyn Komarnicki Launched in 2006, The King’s Men is a Catholic-led ministry that nurtures an ecumenical brotherhood of accountability, support, and spiritual discipline. It exists to help men not only live lives of sexual...

My Apology to Porn Stars

Our friends at the Brushfires Foundation were recently contacted by a young man grieving over his past pornography use. He explained that he is currently involved in a 12-step recovery group and when he...

If You Had to Choose…

by Kristyn Komarnicki When you talk to people as often as I do about sexual exploitation and the sex “industry” (everything from stripping to sex trafficking), you often hear prostitution called “work” and discussed...

Song and Dance

by Troy Anderson You’re not supposed to gleefully dance your way into a brothel full of minors, and mothers shouldn’t have to sing to feed their children, but that’s exactly what happened in Mumbai,...