Governments Won’t Do Right Thing for Vulnerable

Governments Won’t Do Right Thing for Vulnerable

This week we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the momentous document created in the aftermath of World War II. The United Nations included this statement as Article 4 of the declaration: “No one shall...
How QAnon Has Hijacked Anti-Trafficking Movement

How QAnon Has Hijacked Anti-Trafficking Movement

When I joined the anti-human trafficking movement, I was impressed by how apolitical it was. The first federal legislation regarding human trafficking – the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 – was sponsored by 38 Republicans and Democrats and passed almost...
US Leads Fight in Human Trafficking – Or Does It?

US Leads Fight in Human Trafficking – Or Does It?

The United States led the world in the fight against human trafficking. But that was 20 years ago. In 2000, the United States Congress passed the bipartisan-supported Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) – the global gold standard for legislation that defined...
What You and Your Church Can Do to Stop Child Labor

What You and Your Church Can Do to Stop Child Labor

“Child labor in the U.S.? That doesn’t happen here.” “I don’t contribute to that.” “I can’t do anything to stop it.” These are common statements I hear because child labor trafficking isn’t discussed much in the United States. Most of us think it happens in...

Buying Fair Trade: Where Would Jesus Shop?

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...