[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Human trafficking is the global trade in persons through the recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, and/or obtaining a person for compelled labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. According to the International Labor Organization there are an estimated 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally, including 5.5 million children.
Combating human trafficking is an issue of long standing passion, service, and advocacy within The Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Public Policy Network has created a Human Trafficking Resource Pageto educate, connect, and support advocacy on the issue of human trafficking.
Our voices as Episcopalians are important in this conversation, and we encourage you to continue raising them to ensure that our policy addresses this issue in a way that, as stated in our resolutions, prioritizes victim recovery and reintegration into society. On this resource page, you can learn about human trafficking then take action to urge your members of Congress to address human trafficking through legislation.