Churches Key to Combating Slavery Across the World- BBC News

interesting perspective on a very relevant topic. and i love the positive nod to the global presence of the church. the church, which should be known as the greatest charity venture, consumed with loving the vulnerable. how much more effective are our voices when they are joined together on working against injustice instead of arguing denominations, dress codes, wordage, differences. a united, global body filled with the love & grace of Jesus Christ, can you imagine…

from bbc news:

Churches key to combating slavery across the world

traffickingIt is estimated there are 30 million slaves in the world.

Nadia was married at 13, and trafficked across the Indian border to a life of domestic servitude by her own husband.

Now in her 60s, she has finally found refuge in the UK, in a small but cosy bedroom in a safe house, thanks to the Salvation Army and the Hestia human trafficking project.

But for many years, she was a victim of modern slavery, locked up in a house in a country in South East Asia that was not her own, with identity documents falsified by her husband to claim that she was from elsewhere. Nadia cries as she remembers it.

“They beat me every day, shouted at me, and gave me almost nothing to eat,” she says, the pain still fresh in her eyes.

“My baby daughter was 10 months old, and she got sick.

“They wouldn’t let me buy her proper milk because it was expensive, or take her to the doctor, so she died.”

It is a scourge that the Pope recently called “an open wound on the body of contemporary society; a crime against humanity”.

He set up the…


{photo & article courtesy of BBC News}

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