Human Traffic

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There are things in this world that are so awful to consider that we are tempted to deny their existence. That is a natural human reaction to unpleasant things. We just don't talk about them. But some things we must talk about. We have to talk about them if we have any hope of stopping them. In recent years many people have become aware that human slavery has not gone away. In fact, there are said to be more slaves on earth today than at any other time in history. People deal in human lives. It is called human trafficking. I have read thousands of High Calling blog entries over the last two years. This may be the first time I've read about this issue in our community. Lynn Mosher has compiled a list of resources to help you make yourself familiar with this issue. It is not a pleasant thing to consider, but it is something none of us can afford to ignore any longer. Slavery. Wasn’t that abolished in the nineteenth century? Nope! The fact is that there are more humans enslaved today than ever before…27 million according to estimated statistics. Actual statistics are obviously difficult to obtain. Whether for forced labor, servitude, human organs, exploitation for prostitution, which includes children, illegal adoption and marriage, or desperate, impoverished parents selling their children, the shackles have not disappeared. Modern-day slavery is the second largest criminal industry in the world. It is said that 200,000 children in the U.S. are at high risk for sex trafficking and commercial exploitation every year.... READ MORE