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Modern Day Slavery

Every time we make a purchase, we are making a moral judgment. For some of our purchases, we need to face the moral consequences of what we do. We buy our luxuries at the cost of human misery. […] Read More

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

Human trafficking has reached “horrific dimensions” in areas of conflict, a U.N. report revealed. The average number of trafficking victims per country has spiked nearly 70 percent in six years. […] Read More

More than 40 million people are enslaved globally, a new report says, with 24.9 million in forced labor and 15.4 million in forced marriages. […] Read More

It is called “the door of no return.” It is a chilling site. Goree Island, off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, is notorious for the slave house that was the departure point for many slaves headed to North America during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. A gang plank was put on the threshold of the door; […] Read More

You’re a nice person and a good Christian. You read a verse like James 5:1-6 condemning those who “failed to pay workers” while living in “luxury and self-indulgence” and breathe a sigh of relief. “Thank goodness I’ve never exploited workers who didn’t receive payment or any of that other stuff,” you think. You know horrible […] Read More

Electronic companies have policies in place against using forced and child labor, but most fail to ensure that these guidelines are followed in all production stages, according to a Baptist World Aid Australia report. These findings were part of a BWA Australia investigation of 56 electronic manufacturers. Each received a grade from A to F […] Read More

Churches across the globe will celebrate “Amazing Grace Sunday” this Feb. 18 in an effort to draw attention to the modern-day slave trade. The event coincides with the upcoming film “Amazing Grace,” which tells the story of William Wilberforce’s efforts to end slavery in the British Empire. “Amazing Grace Sunday” is part of the Amazing […] Read More

BUDAPEST, Hungary–European Baptist leaders pledged prayer and action against the worldwide sex industry in an April 14-16 consultation on “human trafficking” sponsored by the European Baptist Federation. The Budapest conference pledged to engage Baptists in the fight against what planners called a “modern form of slavery.” Tony Peck, general secretary of the EBF, which is […] Read More