Human Trafficking


February 19, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

This information went out via press release last week but I wanted to reprint it here for emphasis. As you probably know, I believe this is the important type of work that church communities – especially adult education programs – can be involved in.

On Wednesday, March 6, Episcopal...

February 6, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will host an hour-long exploration into the church’s work in Human Trafficking on Wednesday, March 6.

Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation will originate from the Chapel of...

January 11, 2013

By: episcoglobal

Today, January 11th, is “Human Trafficking Awareness Day” (nationally recognized and declared by the United States Congress). Since the term “human trafficking” was originally coined in 2000, this form of “modern day slavery” continues to rise. Human trafficking for labor, and for sex, is...

January 10, 2013

[Attacking Trafficking] Did you know more people are enslaved today than have been enslaved throughout history?  That law enforcement experts believe human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world?  If you didn’t, you’re not alone.  That’s why January 11, 2013 marks...

November 20, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

We tend not to think much about the incarcerated. Similarly, how often do we think about the wellbeing of the children of an incarcerated parent?

I recently read that nationally, 7.3 million children have at least one parent in jail or prison. I encourage you to read this recent article...

November 19, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

This article caught my attention recently: Iowa mom warns of sex trafficking.

The situation of this child – and others like her – is heartbreaking. And the mother’s patience and unconditional love is remarkable. Yet, it is only the beginning of what needs to be done to counteract the...

July 3, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] In South Florida, a known hotbed for sex trafficking, Sheila Acevedo has spent 17 years as a volunteer on the front lines assisting victims. Her vigilance helped rescue two girls, aged 3 and 5, who were living in a car with their father. The girls, who didn’t know how...

February 3, 2010

Ten Baptist missionaries remained in custody in Haiti Feb. 4 charged with abduction and criminal association after they were arrested last week when they attempted to cross the border into the Dominican Republic with 33 undocumented "orphans."

The American missionaries, mostly from Idaho...

November 8, 2009

Women and men from around the Anglican Communion gathered in one of the most beautiful cities in the world Nov. 2-6 to focus on the ugly billion-dollar trade in children.

The trafficking of human beings, though banned by international and national laws, is flourishing, about 40...

April 23, 2008

Dear Chairman Levin and Ranking Member McCain,

We encourage you not to include the Pentagon-proposed legislation entitled “Building the Partnership Capacity of Foreign Military and other Security Forces” in your mark-up of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2009.