A minister, a priest and a rabbi . . .

“There are more people enslaved today than at any other point in human history.”
—Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, Director of Education and Outreach, Rabbis for Human Rights North America

Could it really be true that there are more slaves now than in the 1700s, when it was an accepted part of the economy?

Didn’t we abolish slavery?

I thought so too, until I read the above statement in an article in The Huffington Post entitled, “Building Bridges of Freedom: The Interfaith Movement to End Slavery” by Rachel Kahn-Troster.

Just because a practice is illegal, does not mean it doesn’t exist.

According to Kahn-Troster, the problems of human trafficking, child soldiers, forced prostitution, debt labourers and indentured servants add up to between 12 and 27 million enslaved people around the world.

In the 1700s, the Quakers led the anti-slavery movement. Their quiet determination inspired others to join the abolitionist movement. Today a minister, a priest and a rabbi are working together to raise awareness of the issue.

And what can we do?

  • Buy local goods.
  • Support organizations that encourage international development and protect human rights.

http://www.freethechildren.com/

http://www.warchild.org/index.html

http://www.amnesty.ca/

Advertisements

About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

Posted on May 31, 2011, in Inspiration, outreach. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Alex on Faith

Growing in faith together!

byluis7

« me arrodillo por las noches ante tigres que no me dejarán ser. »

La Audacia de Aquiles

"El Mundo Visible es Sólo un Pretexto" / "The Visible World is Just a Pretext".-

Moral Fibre

Musings of She who Knits in Churches

cocinaitaly

comida italiana

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

I CAN'T CONTROL EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE, BUT I CAN CONTROL WHAT I PUT IN MY BODY.😎🍓🍍🍇🍑🍐🍉🍈🍏🍊🍋🍅🍎🍌🍠🍢🍥

The Godly Chic Diaries

Smiling • Writing • Dreaming

Yellingrosa's Weblog

Poetry, Visual Arts, Music and IT Tech

wordsthatserve

Breathe, read...smile

simplisticInsights

Simple made easy! psychology love feeling emotion thought behaviour success strategy

Diary Of A Growing Black Man

Personal website sharing life experiences and vision

Jay Colby

Life, Inspiration & Motivation

Health Sources

Health , Beauty and Food

A Little Blog of Books

Book reviews and other literary-related musings

Reverend Erin

Thoughts on Ministry from a First-Time Minister

Mill Street Books

Almonte's bookstore carries books, music, family games, gifts and more.

%d bloggers like this: