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A weeklong International Consultation to Women in Prostitution conference raised awareness among Baptists of the issue of sexual exploitation. Here is how they’re making a difference. […] Read More

The young local hotel owner beamed with pride as he described renovations to one of his properties. His delight turned into dismay when he commented that a neighboring hotel was making his business “look bad” by turning a blind eye to prostitution and likely human trafficking. I listened patiently and then asked, “If you know […] Read More

Recognitions of Molly T. Marshall and Barbara “Babs” Baugh will bookend the Friday event lineup at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s (CBF) June general assembly. Both have been named as’s Baptist of the Year. Molly T. Marshall, president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary (CBTS), was announced as’s Baptist of the Year for 2015 in […] Read More

Beloved Baptist leader Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler died on Jan. 2 in Cincinnati, Ohio, after a long illness. She was 84. Reared in rural Frostproof, Florida, she attended Florida State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where she was denied admission to the school of theology because of her gender. She was allowed to study […] Read More

It has earned the label “modern-day slavery” and affects virtually every country in the world. Human trafficking is rapidly growing because of the worldwide demand for cheap labor and services, including commercial sexual activities. Since being founded in 2001, Global Women (GW) has been concerned about this atrocity in which vulnerable women and girls make […] Read More

Sex trafficking generates an estimated $32 billion in annual profits and exploits some 21 million people globally – mostly women, children and the poor. Trafficking always creates multiple victims and harms families. An estimated 100,000 children under the age of 18 are ensnared in the U.S. sex industry. Yet, one would not know how widespread […] Read More

Sports are big business. Right now, advertisers are busy in all media markets promoting the Winter Olympics and the culmination of another season of our nation’s obsession with football: the Super Bowl. But marketers, media personalities, coaches, players and fans are not the only ones with a red circle around Feb. 2 on their calendars. […] Read More

Global Women is an organization of abolitionists! We pray for and long for an end to the travesty of modern-day slavery that is human trafficking. Embedded in the DNA of our 11-year history are strategies to educate our constituents about trafficking as well as partnerships with international and U.S.-based organizations focused on the issue. We […] Read More

The director of an ecumenical Christian organization says it “prays, gives, goes and does” to help women across the globe. “Our work is guided by a vision of a world where every woman is empowered by the love of God, and valued by her community, and equipped to fulfill her unique purpose,” says Cindy Dawson, […] Read More

Editor’s note: This column has been updated to reflect that the Beginning of Life camp ministers not only to victims of human trafficking but also to those at risk of such predation. While the Olympics gave us a glimpse into the lives of athletes who overcame traumas and extraordinary obstacles, an eight-member Global Women team […] Read More