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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Stop Trafficking! Jan and Feb 2014 Newsletters



  • Stories around the world where Innocent People are Exploited. 
  • Morality in Media has developed “The Dirty Dozen List,” which includes the names of 11 top promoters/distributors of pornography and the one individual most responsible for widespread distribution of illegal adult porn.
  • Creating Sustainable Apparel Value Chains

Advocacy   : 

  • National Educators to Stop Trafficking (NEST) - an effort to teach America's youth about the reality of human trafficking;
  • January 2014 Legislative Action Alert 
Action         : Ways to get involved


Awareness :

Prostitution: Choice or Abuse?

  • Prostitution and Slavery - Sweden shows encouraging data from its implimentation of the "Nordic Model" of sea laws.
  • French Members of Parliament voted in support of a version of the Nordic law on prostitution.
  • Canadian Supreme Court Ruling: An Opportunity
Advocacy   :
  • 10 Myths about Prostitution, Trafficking & the Nordic Model
  • ‘The Ugly Truth’ Campaign - a media campaign to raise awareness about the realities of the sex trade to challenge public attitude

Action         : ‘Paid For: My Journey through Prostitution’
Paid For’ is Rachel Moran’s story, written over 10 years in her own words and in her own name.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Weel 6 of Lent

 "Hosanna to the Son of David, Hosanna”

Jesus rode into Jerusalem with the people lining the road, shouting his praises.  By the end of this Holy Week the people will shout for him to be crucified.  Jesus is not about Kingship and power.  Jesus is about doing the Will of the Father and love.  Today begins the reading of this Passionate Love Story of God for each of us.  Let us celebrate and sing God’s praise for his love.  Let us be washed cleaned and commit ourselves once more to follow this Jesus, even unto death.  As Jesus enters Jerusalem riding humbly on the donkey we pray for forgiveness.

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it!  How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing.”

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Week 5 of Lent

“ I am the resurrection and the life;
whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will never die.”

Jesus comes to the tomb of Lazarus.  This story reminds us that Jesus is about confronting the culture of death and inviting us into a new life, a risen life.  He came to give sight to the blind, freedom to the captive, liberation to the oppressed, good news to the poor: a Mission bringing fullness of life.  Imagine yourself as the bound and dead Lazarus.  Listen to the commands of Jesus: 
                “Take away the stone”
                “Lazarus come forth”
                “Unbind him”
                “Set him free”

Do the work of Lent.  Remove the stones, obstacles in your life.  Come forth, witness to your following of this Jesus.  Unbind yourself and be free to live the God Life fully.