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Human Trafficking: What Are Churches Doing?

February 25, 2009

Human-wrists1 I just heard about a church that has a vision to establish an orphanage specifically for children coming out of human trafficking situations. The idea is to create a place for them to go to. The desire is to aid in rehabilitating these kids, all the while showing them the love of Jesus Christ.
The facility will be in Dallas, Texas. Most of us would have expected it to be in Africa or southeast Asia! Sadly, the U.S. State Department estimates that 14,500 to 17,500 of the 900,000 people being trafficked transnationally each year (some as young as 5 years old) are brought into the United States.

Do you know about other churches in North America that are likewise working to impact the perpetrators or assist the victims of human trafficking? 

Warren Bird, Ph.D., is Research Director at Leadership Network, and co-author of 19 books on various aspects of church health and innovation.


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