Opposing Human Trafficking

21 05 2014

By Barb Oldale, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada

The Edmonton Congregation sought to raise awareness of human trafficking.

The Edmonton Congregation sought to raise awareness of human trafficking.

The Edmonton Congregation in Alberta, Canada, sought to follow the Mission Initiative of Abolish Poverty, End Suffering by hosting an information session on human trafficking in September. The Action Coalition on Human Trafficking (ACT) and Mission of Mercy led the program.

ACT provided education about the widespread issue and explained ways to counter it. Rachel Hansen from Mission of Mercy spoke passionately about efforts in India to rescue girls and women from sexual abuse and sex slavery. Many congregation members bought sewn handicrafts made by women in India who have been rescued from sex slavery.

Also, six congregation members joined ACT on a five-kilometer walk around Edmonton’s south side to raise money and awareness.

Engage the Issue
Study, worship, and action resources to engage congregations in the issue of human trafficking are linked from the Community of Christ Human Rights Team website. Visit www.CofChrist.org/humanrights and click on Stop Traffic.

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