Sunday, February 26

[freedom] sunday

Not For Sale | Faces of Slavery from Not For Sale on Vimeo.

there are more than 30 million slaves in the world today, more than at any other point in human history.
not for sale equips and mobilizes smart activists to re-abolish slavery—in their own backyards and across the globe. not for sale believes every individual has a skill they can contribute to fight human trafficking, and together we can end slavery in our lifetime.
-not for sale campaign 

today around the world churches are recognizing freedom sunday, a day to inform, equip and empower people to take a stand against modern-day slavery.

we can all make a difference:

buy fair trade
every purchase matters. buying fair trade allows workers and farmers to be justly compensated and to build sustainable businesses. the money you spend on day-to-day goods can improve an entire community's day-to-day lives.

use the free2work app
this app grades companies based upon how their products relate to modern-day slavery. from risk levels of forced or child labor to assessment of the supply chain to availability of written policies and procedures to provision of fair wages, this app will help inform our purchasing decisions of consumers.

give to support the abolition of slavery or sponsor a child
international justice mission works to bring rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. they are gathering signatures for a petition to ask president obama to take a stand to end slavery once and for all. international childcare ministries uses child sponsorship [of just 82 cents a day] to provide education, meals, clothing and basic medical care to over 21,000 children in 30 countries.

pray and fast
"is not this the kind of fasting i have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelterwhen you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?" [isaiah 58:6-7]

"justice at it's best is love correcting everything that stands against love."
-dr. martin luther king, jr.

1 comment:

  1. What a great post! Human trafficking is something that I hate so much and have worked with groups to help raise money and awareness. But there are other forms of slavery out there. Thank you for this reminder and for being that voice to the voiceless.


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