ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Millions of people are living in slavery around our world today.
Men, women, and children are forced to work into industries such as:
construction and landscaping
factories and manufacturing
Slavery is everywhere. It’s in our closets, cupboards, and kitchens.
It’s in our neighborhoods and around the globe.
We believe slavery is a symptom of a deeper problem: our brokenness.
Injustice emerges from fragmented relationships, divided communities, unjust systems, and distorted cultural values. Slavery and human trafficking are the by-products of poverty, racism, sexism and gender-based violence, abuse, civil war, addictions, and more.
We seek holistic freedom to create new futures and transform the brokeness in community from the inside out.
More than 60% of commercially sexually exploited youth in the US spent time in foster care at some point.
People living in poverty or battling unemployment are at risk of being abused, exploited, or trafficked.
We need to address the root causes of exploitation.
This means we must heal brokenness at all levels: relationships, communities, and systems.
We seek holistic freedom
We strive to build healthy communities with zero tolerance for exploitation, where people can experience holistic freedom: not just freedom from injustice, but freedom for a greater purpose. Our vision is not only to seek justice, put to pursue shalom.
How we engage is as important as what we do.
We start by forming community teams who come together to pray, learn about the issue, dialogue, build relationships, partner with others, and eventually form a context-specific, community-informed strategy to address the root causes of slavery in their own neighborhood.