The Power of Walking Alongside

Katie Bergman        Human Trafficking, United States       No Comments

A guest post written by Ginger Coakley, CEO of Eden’s Glory. “Hospitality means primarily the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space wher … Read More>>


How Does Church Planting Help Fight Human Trafficking?

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Photo: Kevin Austin   We recently met up with Chance and Dee Dee Galloway, our partners in Bulgaria, to hear more about their holistic ministry. Below is an excerpt from our discussion with them about the link between church planting and interveni … Read More>>


Building Community Might Not Look the Way You Think

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  Think of that word for a second – “community”. What immediately comes to mind? A group of people with a common interest? Maybe people who come together simply to enjoy each other’s presence?   Now think specifically about your community. Ma … Read More>>


Whose Job is it to Address Labor Trafficking?

Katie Bergman        Activism, Labor Trafficking, Law       No Comments

  Lola was 18 years old when she was “gifted” as a domestic helper to a Filipino family immigrating to the United States. Her story headlined the June 2017 edition of The Atlantic, told from the perspective of one of the sons who was about 11 of 1 … Read More>>


Urban Shalom: Restoring Hope + Justice

Katie Bergman        Human Trafficking, Resources       No Comments

  A Cambodian child sold to a Japanese couple in Phnom Penh to be a domestic helper. A Thai woman recalling her childhood of being exploited by man after man, all facilitated by her father. A group of immigrants being forced to pay off their debt … Read More>>


How Homelessness Breeds Exploitation

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  Jackie had been homeless for quite some time when she met the obliging man who offered her a place to stay. Although it seemed too good to be true, her desperation won and she agreed to move into his apartment.   But soon after she moved in … Read More>>


Sign Up with Freedom United

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With 71 partner organizations in 12 countries – and more on the way – Freedom United seeks to inspire people to become life-long abolitionists through its centralized platform of learning, doing, and giving. Sign up on the Freedom United website as a m … Read More>>


Freedom in the Philippines

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After officially hiring Ken (pictured above) at the end of 2016, we’re joyfully anticipating the work she will be doing in 2017 to mobilize Free Methodist churches and colleges to intervene in human trafficking, especially in the online sexual exploita … Read More>>


Why is Child Slavery Acceptable in Haiti?

Katie Bergman        Haiti, Human Trafficking       1 Comment

  Haiti knows brokenness.   There are few jobs. There is not enough food as it is, but the anticipated population explosion within the next 20 years will worsen this problem. It is often considered the world’s poorest country with about three … Read More>>


What Does Restoring Survivors Look Like?

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  It’s more than a house – it’s a home where hearts are transformed. It’s more than a program – it’s a new way of life.   For the women at Eden’s Glory, restoration starts with facing the past, shedding the shame, and seeking the truth, all i … Read More>>