Did you know that there are more slaves in the world today than ever before (approximately 2o million)? Most of these slaves are labor and sex slaves. These are people, human beings, image bearers of God (many of whom are children) being bought and sold like merchandise. This terrible injustice even effects cities with suburban climates like Raleigh-Durham. On Saturday, August 13th, from 9:00am to 11:00am World Relief will be hosting an event to raise awareness of this tragedy. This event will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham. If you are interested in attending you can find more information on the World Relief Facebook page: World Relief on Facebook.
Here is an excerpt from that page:
Human trafficking is not just a problem overseas; it is a problem here. With 14,500 to 17,500 people being trafficked into the United States each year, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Where should I start? How can I help?
World Relief Durham invites you to come together with our community as we bring to light modern day slavery right here in the Triangle. We believe that taking the time to respond contemplatively is essential in taking action to put an end to human trafficking.
Join us as we hear from those working to put an end to human trafficking in our community and learn more about this issue. Following this discussion will be time for silent reflection or prayer as we respond to this injustice.
We encourage you to invite your friends, co-workers, and small groups to this free event. Please bring journals, sketch pads, and questions as we reflect and respond to human trafficking in our community.
Child care and refreshments will be provided (please rsvp for childcare by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information on human trafficking and World Relief Durham’s work, please check out our website, www.wr.org/durham.