These guys have entered into my radar via Vicky Beeching’s blog. Human trafficking is real. It is a cancer of the vilest characteristics that, in this day and age, the world has more slaves than at the height of the slave-trade pre-emancipation in the USA, and pre-William Wilberforce in Great Britain. Hope for Justice exists to rescue people out of the slave trade, and to raise awareness of this issue.
Human Trafficking is the sale, transport and profit from people who are forced to work for others against their will. This trade in human life is taking place on a vast global scale and is the world’s fastest growing crime. The statistics are shocking.
- 1.2 million children are trafficked every year, one every minute
- The average age of a trafficking victim is just 14 years
- $9.5 billion is made through human trafficking each year
- The UN estimates that 80% of people trafficked are taken for sexual exploitation.
Are you shocked yet? What are you going to do about it?
I plan on getting involved with these folks in order to take a stand against human trafficking. We just cannot stand by and not ACT. I cannot continue to call myself a Christian and not act for justice in the world. If we want to presume to have God’s ear in prayer, we would do well to note that He has inclined his ear to hear the cry of the needy, the oppressed, the poor, the orphan, the destitute. Yes, the Lord has positioned his heart to pay close attention to the heart-cry of the little girl who is forced to service the depraved wants of a brothel’s client.
Allow me to make a suggestion. Let us join together and make a stand against this. This, my friend, is the true Gospel – this is true religion, to make a stand and be a voice for those who do not have a voice.
I hope to be writing much more on this issue as I want to raise awareness in the West, was well as share on what we can do to put a stop to human trafficking once and for all. I cannot stop and rest whilst there still remains one child without the freedom to be innocent.
“Because no-one is free until everyone is free”
Let me know what you think.