Chapter 15: What is Still Needed
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. – Edmund Burke
It has been such a pleasure connecting with local advocates and experts in my community to learn, discuss, and educate locals about human trafficking. Over the past few weeks, I have received several emails from people asking me simply, “What can I do? What are the next steps?” These are important questions. I’m hosting the last event in our “Refuse to do Nothing” Human Trafficking Education & Awareness Series next weekend and I look forward to sharing next steps with my local community.
When I decided to complete my last independent study on the topic of biblical justice, I had Dr. John Perkins book, Let Justice Roll Down, at the top of my reading list. Prior to beginning this study, I had heard Dr. Perkins speak on couple occasions. Having been in his presence, I observed firsthand the amount of respect people have towards him, not because they worship him but rather because of his integrity; his bold passion for God, God’s Word, reconciliation and justice; and because of his story. I wanted to know more about his story.
Chapter 14: You Have Advocacy Power
It falls to each of us—and like-minded people everywhere—to wage an unceasing campaign to eradicate human trafficking from the face of the earth.
Christopher H. Smith, U. S. House of Representatives
When discussing the topic of advocacy in my local community, I encourage interested parties to review Chapters 4-7 and remind themselves that anybody can be an advocate; there are no excuses for not being an informed citizen and taking appropriate action; in many ways, we (particularly people in the church) do need thicker skin to confront the harsh realities of a fallen world and we do need more compassionate hearts for those who are vulnerable and less fortunate than us. Finally, we simply need to commit to doing our part, whatever it takes to end human trafficking.