At the beginning of the year, we completed a chapter-by-chapter book discussion of Refuse to do Nothing: Finding your Power to Abolish Modern-day Slavery. Throughout the series, we learned basic facts about human trafficking or modern-day slavery. Including the following:
- Human trafficking is the commercial exploitation of individuals through sex, labor, or both where force, fraud, and/or coercion are brought to bear in keeping victims locked into slavery.
- Global Slavery Index estimates there are 29.8 million children, women, and men enslaved around the world today. It is estimated to be a $32 billion dollar industry.
- Between 100,000 – 300,000 US children are estimated to be at risk to human trafficking; the average entry age into prostitution is between 11 and 13 years old.
- Children represent 21% of all farm worker related deaths in the US.
I am still partnering with organizations like the International Justice Mission and World Relief to take a stand against this horrible crime and injustice.
Today, I am excited to report a new product to assist you in educating others. Intervarsity Press is now offering a FREE downloadable Bible Study Companion written by my fellow Redbud Writer, Catherine Carlson McNiel.
You can find the resource here: http://www.ivpress.com/title/disc/4302.pdf
Have a great weekend,