Activism

Mental health isn’t talked about enough. It isn’t prioritized enough. Most don’t even fully understand what mental health is. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Mental health is our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy […]
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Myth: Environmental disasters aren’t linked to human trafficking. Truth: Environmental disasters, like drought, floods, fires, and climate change create vulnerable situations which may lead to trafficking. Imagine: Your family is experiencing a natural disaster and are unable to return home because it is no longer safe to do so. As you are leaving your home you take only what you […]
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Human trafficking affects 40.3 million of the 7.6 billion people in this world [1]. Human trafficking happens all over the United States every day, year-round, in small towns, suburban areas, large cities, and rural communities. The truth is not all human trafficking involves sexual exploitation, it may include the use of a person for free or forced labor. So let’s […]
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Last month in Yakima, Washington, a woman was arrested for trafficking her 15-year-old daughter for sex in order to purchase drugs.* This occurs too frequently. How could a mother end up this way? What’s in the mind and hearts of men who buy sex from 15-year-olds? The mother and daughter were working together – what?!  This all too frequent situation conveys […]
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What is Wunders?  One of the most vulnerable times in a young woman’s life is when she begins to menstruate. Menstruation around the globe comes with shame, uncertainty, and anxiety. It also is accompanied by lots of questions and concerns – “will I have monthly supplies?” or “Will I be able to attend school this month?” Wunders seeks and understands […]
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The word “justice” can be a divisive word today. Put “social” or “racial” in front of the word and some people start fuming. However, the word “justice” is actually a biblical word. The Hebrew word, “tzedakah”, is translated as “righteousness,” “fairness,” or “justice.” It’s a word closely tied to philanthropy.  In the Hebrew language, the closest word to philanthropy is […]
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Written by: Victoria Fisher, SFM Communications Specialist The Central Valley Set Free Movement team is preparing for their 6th annual Freedom Run 5k. With human trafficking as the fastest-growing criminal industry, the team took action to raise awareness. In past years, the Central Valley team has had great success! Each year, of course, brings its own new challenges, as well […]
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By: Kevin Austin, Director of the Set Free Movement When I was a missionary in Thailand, I had some conversations that left me truly dumbstruck. A few made me righteously angry. One of these was when I was processing what I was learning about human trafficking with a Thai Christian. I had just returned from a trip to the border […]
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Lent is a time in the church calendar to step back, reflect, contemplate, and be still. In our busy world of constant noise, stress, and worries we need not only time each day to pray and listen to God, but we also need extended time. The season of Lent is this time. For activists, stillness is a challenge. We want […]
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Jesus suffered and died. Theologically this is our foundation. His suffering and death are the means to our salvation.  Jesus is our redeemer. This word is used a great deal. In Hebrew, the word for redeemer, gō’ēl, is a kinsman protector, a family member who is powerful and works to protect the family. (5) Think of Jesus as a brother, who […]
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