31
May

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>>

17
May

How Homelessness Breeds Exploitation

Katie Bergman        Human Trafficking, United States       No Comments

  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>>

27
April

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>>

17
April

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>>

21
March

Why is Child Slavery Acceptable in Haiti?

Katie Bergman        Haiti, Human Trafficking       No Comments

  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>>

12
February

What Does Restoring Survivors Look Like?

Katie Bergman        Human Trafficking, United States       No Comments

  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>>

6
January

How Can I Be Part of the Solution?

Katie Bergman        Human Trafficking       No Comments

  It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by slavery and human trafficking these days.   In the U.S. alone, there are about 25 different types of slavery, exploiting hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children. The refugee crisis in Syria is crea … Read More>>

8
December

Crisis in the Philippines

Katie Bergman        Human Trafficking, Phillippines       No Comments

  Slavery in the Philippines is not a new concept. But with the proliferation of technology reaching even the most remote villages, the Philippines is now becoming the global epicenter for the online sexual exploitation of children.   A haven … Read More>>

19
October

  On a Thursday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio, women convicted of various misdemeanors meet in a crowded courtroom … but it’s not the kind of environment you’d expect. They greet each other with hearty embraces, as if they’ve been lifelong friends … Read More>>