As COVID-19 Death Toll Rises, We Need Affection

As COVID-19 Death Toll Rises, We Need Affection

Wendell Berry has been acclaimed as America’s living prophet for many decades now. For some 30 years, his words have served as a plumb line and carved the shape of my highest intentions and my best hopes. I both quickly and liberally confess how far off the mark I am....
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...
But What About Abortion?

But What About Abortion?

It doesn’t take long. Just check the comment stream. Any social media post remotely related to faith, politics or both with a little traction will soon receive an assumed drop-the-mic comment about abortion – no matter the original subject matter. It is played as the...
Human Trafficking: Following Myths, Missing Reality

Human Trafficking: Following Myths, Missing Reality

We sat around the table asking each other, “How can we address this?” A relative of one of our anti-trafficking coalition’s committee members had posted an article about a ruse where girls were lured to cars in a mall parking lot and kidnapped. After the abduction,...