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January 30, 2014
For many of us, this Sunday’s Super Bowl represents a few hours of reprieve from work, responsibilities, and perhaps even diets, as we settle on the couch with friends and family to watch one of our nation’s most-celebrated sporting events. Tragically, perpetrators of the abhorrent and licentious criminal industry of human trafficking have seized on Super Bowl weekend and added a...
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June 14, 2013
To fight domestic child sex trafficking is to recognize "the spark of divinity that is in every person," Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi announced as she signed the "Our Daughters are Not for Sale Proclamation" and denounced the scourge of buying and selling American children for sex and labor. Leader Pelosi was joined by Republican and Democratic women of Congress and young...
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April 9, 2013
[Thistle Farms -- Press Release] The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has recognized Thistle Farms, a social enterprise for women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction, as part of its Neighborhood Builder® program. The recognition awards high-performing nonprofits that have made a significant impact in the community working in the bank’s priority funding areas...
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March 7, 2013
This Lent, we are committed to reflecting upon and transforming our culture of violence toward one in which we may all live safely and freely into the fullness of whom God uniquely created us to be. The violence of slavery, manifested in human trafficking, tragically stifles that safety and freedom for millions around the world and in each of our communities. Human trafficking refers to the use...
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February 6, 2013
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will host an hour-long exploration into the church’s work in Human Trafficking on Wednesday, March 6. Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation will originate from the Chapel of Christ the Lord in the Church Center in New York City beginning at 2 pm Eastern, 1 pm Central, noon Mountain...
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January 10, 2013
[Attacking Trafficking] Did you know more people are enslaved today than have been enslaved throughout history?  That law enforcement experts believe human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world?  If you didn’t, you’re not alone.  That’s why January 11, 2013 marks Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States.  Worldwide, an...
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February 4, 2010
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Ten Baptist missionaries remained in custody in Haiti Feb. 4 charged with abduction and criminal association after they were arrested last week when they attempted to cross the border into the Dominican Republic with 33 undocumented "orphans." The American missionaries, mostly from Idaho, claimed they didn't know they needed paperwork and passports to transport the children across an...
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November 9, 2009
Women and men from around the Anglican Communion gathered in one of the most beautiful cities in the world Nov. 2-6 to focus on the ugly billion-dollar trade in children. The trafficking of human beings, though banned by international and national laws, is flourishing, about 40 participants learned at a consultation in Hong Kong. A seemingly insatiable desire for young women and girls, and boys...