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Resources to fight human trafficking

United Methodists are committed to fighting global human trafficking. Here are some resources developed by fellow United Methodists to aid in the fight.

The Rev. Juliet Chirowa speaks at Sunningdale United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. She said the church should influence policy by standing up for justice including comprehensive care for victims of human trafficking. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UMNS.
The Rev. Juliet Chirowa speaks at Sunningdale United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. She said the church should influence policy by standing up for justice including comprehensive care for victims of human trafficking. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UMNS.

Millions of people globally are victims of human trafficking every year. The United Methodist Church is committed to combating human trafficking in all forms and protecting vulnerable peoples and communities from slavery or exploitation.

“We deplore all forms of commercialization and exploitation of sex, with their consequent cheapening and degradation of human personality. To lose freedom and be sold by someone else for sexual purposes is a form of slavery, and we denounce such business and support the abused and their right to freedom.” (Social Principles, ¶161.I)

Here you can find resources that will help congregations educate themselves on the issue of human trafficking and join the fight to end this evil and inhumane practice. You can support anti-human trafficking efforts globally by collecting a Human Relations Day offering at your church or by giving directly to the Anti-human trafficking Advance Project. These resources are were developed by fellow United Methodists.

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