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FBI: Nearly 1,200 Human Trafficking Cases Reported
FBI: Nearly 1,200 Human Trafficking Cases Reported

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Nearly 1,200 human trafficking offenses in the U.S. were reported to law enforcement in 2016, an FBI report says. However, data was not available from 16 states and the District of Columbia.

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5 Ways to Reduce the Demand for Labor Trafficking
5 Ways to Reduce the Demand for Labor Trafficking

By: Nell Green
For every one victim of sex trafficking in the U.S., there are nine victims of labor trafficking. We must recognize and address labor trafficking with the same vigilance as sex trafficking. Here are 5 ways to do that.

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What is Your Church Doing for Labor Day Services?
What is Your Church Doing for Labor Day Services?

By: Zach Dawes
To aid local churches and their leaders in preparing for the Labor Day holiday, EthicsDaily.com is running a two-part series this week, starting with this column featuring resources to help plan holiday services.

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Why We See Our Group as More Diverse Than Others
Why We See Our Group as More Diverse Than Others

By: David Swartz
As research into Thailand's anti-trafficking movement illustrated, people tend to see members of their group as more diverse than other groups, which reflects narcissism and a lack of empathy toward others.

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State Department Outlines Path to Combat Trafficking
State Department Outlines Path to Combat Trafficking

By: EthicsDaily Staff
To combat human trafficking around the globe requires comprehensive anti-trafficking laws with severe consequences for violation coupled with effective prosecution, the State Department said.

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Child Labor Exploitation Not Often Easy to Recognize
Child Labor Exploitation Not Often Easy to Recognize

By: Elizabeth Goatley
When we think about labor trafficking, we often think about adults forced into exploitation. Children are victims of labor trafficking too. And the signs of those being exploited can be difficult to recognize.

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How Your Church Can Help End Child Labor
How Your Church Can Help End Child Labor

By: Marilyn Turner-Triplett
Child labor robs children of the gift of childhood, decimates families and communities and destabilizes the efforts of developing nations to reach their economic potential. What can your church do about it?

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What Your Church Can Do to Help Foster Children
What Your Church Can Do to Help Foster Children

By: Pam Strickland and Kendall Coker
Foster care children are more likely to be at risk for being a victim of domestic sex trafficking. Here's how your church can help raise awareness about foster care children awaiting adoption.

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Buying Fair Trade: Where Would Jesus Shop?
Buying Fair Trade: Where Would Jesus Shop?

By: Pam Strickland
Horrible things like child labor and slavery happen around the world, but you aren't involved in that, right? Unfortunately, you are. But you can be part of the solution by seeking more ways to buy fair trade.

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25 Forms of Human Trafficking Taking Place in U.S.
25 Forms of Human Trafficking Taking Place in U.S.

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Twenty-five types of human trafficking currently take place in the U.S., a nonprofit group says. Its new report offers profiles of traffickers and victims, recruitment tactics and methods of victim control for each.

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Record Number of Calls to U.S. Trafficking Hotlines in 2016
Record Number of Calls to U.S. Trafficking Hotlines in 2016

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Human trafficking is a growing problem, based on calls and texts to U.S. trafficking hotlines. Total calls and texts have more than doubled in the last four years; sex trafficking represented three-fourths of all contacts.

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How Your Church Can Oppose Crime of Human Trafficking
How Your Church Can Oppose Crime of Human Trafficking

By: Jennifer Allmon
Scripture reminds us that God expects us to protect the most vulnerable among us. Today, these vulnerable people are among us as modern-day slaves, held in bondage here in the U.S. What can your church do?

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Wisdom, Prayer Needed to Oppose Sex Trafficking
Wisdom, Prayer Needed to Oppose Sex Trafficking

By: Tomi Grover
The Super Bowl provides many advocates with a single event where heightened attention is given to human trafficking, but our understanding about working in this arena must be biblically informed by wisdom.

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How One Church Tackled the Human-Trafficking Fight
How One Church Tackled the Human-Trafficking Fight

By: Jay Abernathy
Human trafficking is a year-round challenge. Imagine if each congregation in the U.S. became active voices against human trafficking and pornography. Here's how one Baptist church made a difference.

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Human Trafficking an Everyday Problem, Super Bowl City Says
Human Trafficking an Everyday Problem, Super Bowl City Says

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Houston has been referred to as "the hub" of human trafficking in the U.S. The city fights human trafficking because it is an everyday problem, not just one limited to the annual Super Bowl, a mayoral spokesman said.

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Texas Lawmakers Unite on Human Trafficking
Texas Lawmakers Unite on Human Trafficking

By: EthicsDaily Staff
In a nationwide polarized political climate, Texas lawmakers have found an issue around which they can unite: putting an end to human trafficking. An estimated 313,000 people in Texas are trafficking victims.

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What Does Martin Luther King Jr. Day Have to Do with Immigration, Human Trafficking?
What Does Martin Luther King Jr. Day Have to Do with Immigration, Human Trafficking?

By: Robert Parham
Martin Luther King Jr.'s moral vision would encompass freedom for modern-day sex slaves and care for the undocumented.

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How Baptist Women Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery
How Baptist Women Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery

By: Candice Lee
It's tempting to imagine that trafficking only happens in faraway countries, but that's not the reality. The Woman's Missionary Union provides grants to respond to human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world.

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4 Steps You Can Take to Thwart Human Trafficking
4 Steps You Can Take to Thwart Human Trafficking

By: Stacy Blackmon
Some folks may feel that human trafficking is too big of a problem for them to offer any help. But individuals, small groups, even churches can play a vital role in stopping human trafficking in its tracks.

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What Your Church Must Know to Combat Human Trafficking
What Your Church Must Know to Combat Human Trafficking

By: Elizabeth Goatley
If your church is ready to combat human trafficking in your community, here are three concepts you need to realize before you can begin to become involved.

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Stopping Human Trafficking Begins in Our Churches
Stopping Human Trafficking Begins in Our Churches

By: Pam Strickland
Many practicing Christians view pornography, which drives demand for prostitution and sex trafficking. To stop human trafficking, the church must end the demand for victims. And we must start with us.

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A Baptist Report Card on Human Trafficking
A Baptist Report Card on Human Trafficking

By: Robert Parham
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is Jan. 11, a time to draw attention to the third leading worldwide criminal industry. While there's no doubt Baptists have taken a stand, let's use this day to become further engaged.

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One Church's Role to Put Dent in Sex Trafficking
One Church's Role to Put Dent in Sex Trafficking

By: Duane Brooks and Jen Whittenberg
More than just football comes to town with the Super Bowl. In addition to the thousands of visitors in town for the game, there is an increased demand for commercial sex. Here's one church's response.

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The Thin Line Between Prostitution and Sex Trafficking
The Thin Line Between Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

By: Valerie Carter
Unlike sex-trafficked victims, society, including the church, does not look favorably upon those in the business of prostitution. But there's a thin line between the two, and our thinking must change.

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Taking Seriously Trump's Call to Work Together
Taking Seriously Trump's Call to Work Together

By: Zach Dawes
No matter how we voted or how we feel about the results, President-elect Donald Trump's call to "bind the wounds of division" and "to come together as one united people" should be applauded and embraced.

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Report: Children On Move Among World's Most Vulnerable
Report: Children On Move Among World's Most Vulnerable

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Almost 50 million children worldwide currently are migrants, refugees or internally displaced persons, a UNICEF report says. They make up less than a third of the population but account for half the world's refugees.

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Closing Loopholes to Protect Our Girls
Closing Loopholes to Protect Our Girls

By: Larry Eubanks
A new Virginia law makes it illegal for girls 13 and younger to wed, closing a loophole allowing men who committed sex crimes to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. This and other laws protect our girls.

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Report: Religious Minorities Experience
Report: Religious Minorities Experience "Heightened Vulnerability" to Trafficking

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Religious minorities experience a "heightened vulnerability" to human trafficking, and traffickers often target female religious minorities, a report says.

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Report: Nearly 46 Million Enslaved Worldwide
Report: Nearly 46 Million Enslaved Worldwide

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Slavery is "more rampant than any time in history" with 45.8 million slaves worldwide, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index published by the Walk Free Foundation.

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Missouri Baptist Church to Host 'Provocative Conversations'
Missouri Baptist Church to Host 'Provocative Conversations'

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A Baptist church in Kansas City, Missouri, will hold a series of 'provocative conversations' - human trafficking, racism, foster care and the future of education - and how they affect their community.

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Child Refugees 'Particularly Vulnerable' to Human Trafficking
Child Refugees 'Particularly Vulnerable' to Human Trafficking

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Child refugees are "particularly vulnerable" to exploitation by human traffickers, a report said. Unaccompanied minors as well as children separated from families are particularly susceptible.

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Report: Forced and Child Labor Prevalent in Electronic Manufacturing
Report: Forced and Child Labor Prevalent in Electronic Manufacturing

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Most electronic companies fail to ensure their policies prohibiting forced and child labor are followed in all production stages, a report found.

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EthicsDaily.com: 2015 in Review
EthicsDaily.com: 2015 in Review

By: EthicsDaily Staff
What did EthicsDaily.com accomplish in 2015? To start with, more than 500 columns and around 100 news articles were published, written by more than 150 unique contributors from 23 U.S. states and nine countries.

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Human Trafficking: Global Scourge with Significant U.S. Presence
Human Trafficking: Global Scourge with Significant U.S. Presence

By: Zach Dawes
Often referred to as modern-day slavery, human trafficking is a global scourge with a significant presence in the U.S - up to 27 million victims. Here are 5 ways your church can help end this sinful practice.

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Report: Despite Progress, Millions Still Enslaved Worldwide
Report: Despite Progress, Millions Still Enslaved Worldwide

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry, even though progress has been made to address it the last 15 years, the U.N. says. And many consumers may be unaware they contribute to the problem.

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Stopping Terrorist Recruitment of Stranded Minority
Stopping Terrorist Recruitment of Stranded Minority

By: Joe LaGuardia
The Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are one of the most persecuted minority groups in the world. A reported 6,000 are stranded at sea, and they're prime candidates for terrorist recruitment.

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Finding a Better Path to Respond to Migrant Crisis
Finding a Better Path to Respond to Migrant Crisis

By: Zach Dawes
Migrants desperate to escape violence and persecution are being exploited by smugglers and traffickers. Although government action has been anemic, the faith community must point to a better path.

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Texas Legislators Condemn Human Trafficking, Vow to Eradicate It
Texas Legislators Condemn Human Trafficking, Vow to Eradicate It

By: EthicsDaily Staff
About 100 people attended an event in Texas focused on ending human trafficking. The state accounts for almost 14 percent of all calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

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Vatican Calls for Day of Prayer, Reflection on Human Trafficking
Vatican Calls for Day of Prayer, Reflection on Human Trafficking

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The Vatican has called global Christians to make Feb. 8 an international day for prayer and reflection on human trafficking. Other supporters include Anglican, Jewish and Muslim leaders.

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Global Religious Leaders Pledge to Eradicate Modern Slavery
Global Religious Leaders Pledge to Eradicate Modern Slavery

By: Robert Parham
Leaders of the world's major religions gathered recently at the Vatican to show their united commitment to ending "modern slavery." It's an issue around which many rank-and-file churches can collaborate.

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How Your Church Can Respond to Human Trafficking
How Your Church Can Respond to Human Trafficking

By: Elijah Brown
Human trafficking and modern-day slavery remain all too prevalent today with some 29.8 million individuals trapped in bondage. What can your church do? Plenty.

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Global Christians Call Attention to Human Trafficking on Freedom Sunday
Global Christians Call Attention to Human Trafficking on Freedom Sunday

By: Zach Dawes
Your church can join global Christians on Oct. 19 in calling attention to human trafficking and working to curb its spread.

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On Freedom Sunday, Churches Work to End Human Trafficking
On Freedom Sunday, Churches Work to End Human Trafficking

By: Paul Hobson
A new online resource enables congregations to reflect and act on the issue of human trafficking. Churches around the globe can use the materials on Oct. 19, which is Freedom Sunday.

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Human Trafficking: European Baptists' Anti-Trafficking Network
Human Trafficking: European Baptists' Anti-Trafficking Network

By: Marion Carson
For nearly a decade, the European Baptist Federation has worked to thwart modern-day slavery through its anti-trafficking network. While the work is overwhelming, God continues to be at work.

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Human Trafficking: BMS World Mission's Permanent Solutions
Human Trafficking: BMS World Mission's Permanent Solutions
By: Chris Hall
Solely helping women escape human trafficking is only a temporary solution; it's likely they'll be pulled back into the cycle. BMS World Mission works on permanent solutions.
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Human Trafficking: Global Women's Global Partnerships
Human Trafficking: Global Women's Global Partnerships
By: Trudy Johnson
Human trafficking is rapidly growing because of the worldwide demand for cheap labor and services, including commercial sexual activities. Global Women is working to end this atrocity.
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For One Young Mom, Human Trafficking is All Too Real
For One Young Mom, Human Trafficking is All Too Real
By: Marion Carson
Human trafficking is a faraway problem for most of us. But for young women like Lydia in Moldova, it's all too real. The HIV-positive mom worries who will care for her daughter when she's gone.
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U.K. Proposes Tougher Penalties for Human Trafficking
U.K. Proposes Tougher Penalties for Human Trafficking

By: Paul Hobson
The Queen of England announced tougher penalties for human trafficking in her annual speech. Activists opposed to human trafficking have welcomed the proposal.

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How Prophetic Moms Can Oppose Injustice Against Girls
How Prophetic Moms Can Oppose Injustice Against Girls
By: Alicia Davis Porterfield
Boko Haram kidnaps Nigerian school girls. Girls enter prostitution between 12 to 14 years old. What would it look like if mothers united and opposed these and other injustices against our girls?
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Super Bowl is Big Business for Human Traffickers
Super Bowl is Big Business for Human Traffickers
By: Trudy Johnson
Officials in New Jersey are preparing for the onslaught of traffickers when the Super Bowl arrives on Feb. 2. Training has been provided for every segment of the population, including churches. 
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Super Bowl Encourages Sex Trafficking, NFL's Response Questionable
Super Bowl Encourages Sex Trafficking, NFL's Response Questionable
By: EthicsDaily.com Staff
Many groups are on guard against sex trafficking surrounding the Super Bowl. What steps is the National Football League taking? 
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Taking Steps to End Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers
Taking Steps to End Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers
Countless marginalized women in the Middle East are trapped as migrant domestic workers. If they escape, the system automatically criminalizes them. What can be done?
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Trafficking of Migrants Rampant in Middle East
Trafficking of Migrants Rampant in Middle East
Far too many migrant domestic workers living within Lebanon and the wider region are victims of human trafficking. And the system offers little to no protection for these victims.
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From Poverty to Trafficking: How You Can Help
From Poverty to Trafficking: How You Can Help
Eight women – seven ensnared in human trafficking, one migrant worker rape case – have this in common: Poverty drove them there. We can end trafficking, and here's what you can do.
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Empowering Women in Nepal to Stand Against Traffickers
Empowering Women in Nepal to Stand Against Traffickers

Human trafficking is a huge problem along Nepal's border with India. However, women's groups have been empowered to take on the traffickers and to fight for justice.

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3 Ways to Confront Lebanon's Prostitution, Sex Trafficking
3 Ways to Confront Lebanon's Prostitution, Sex Trafficking
Lebanon's legalized prostitution in its "super nightclubs" is a lucrative business. Exploited women are often held captive through debt and risk reprisals if they try to escape.
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How One Group Seeks to End Human Trafficking
How One Group Seeks to End Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a global issue that will need all of us working together to abolish it. Here's what one organization, Global Women, is doing to stop it.
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January Is Human Trafficking Prevention Month; Church Action Needed All Year Long
January Is Human Trafficking Prevention Month; Church Action Needed All Year Long

Human trafficking, which enslaves nearly 27 million globally, is one of the issues where the faith community can make a meaningful difference. And many already are.

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Global Women Working With Human Trafficking Victims
Global Women Working With Human Trafficking Victims
Human trafficking exploits thousands of women in Moldova, one of Europe's poorest countries, but groups like Global Women and Beginning of Life are trying to make a difference.
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Texas Baptists Reach Out to Human Trafficking's Victims
Texas Baptists Reach Out to Human Trafficking's Victims
Texas is a highway for human trafficking. Teen victims – many of them runaways – are often recruited from vulnerable situations. But Texas Baptists are doing something about it.
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Baptists, White House Officials Discuss Policy Issues
Baptists, White House Officials Discuss Policy Issues

A delegation of 60 goodwill Baptist leaders met with White House officials to discuss issues including the environment, human trafficking, immigration and predatory lending.

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How Some Christians Fight Human Trafficking
How Some Christians Fight Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is alive and well in today's world. Women and children are trafficked for sexual purposes and as unpaid labor – even in the United States. And some Christians are doing something about it.
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What You Can Do to Stop Human Trafficking
What You Can Do to Stop Human Trafficking
More than 27 million people are enslaved in the world. About 10 percent are children working 12-hour shifts on cocoa farms with machetes and pesticides. You can help put an end to it. (Photo: Fairtrade Label)
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Activists Decry Disbanding of British Anti-Trafficking Unit
Activists Decry Disbanding of British Anti-Trafficking Unit
The anti-trafficking unit of the largest police force within the United Kingdom will see its operations absorbed elsewhere in the force in April. Activists consider the move a blow to efforts to fight human trafficking.
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Crunch Time: Nestle Urged to Improve Ethics
Crunch Time: Nestle Urged to Improve Ethics
A movement founded by a Baptist minister is taking on chocolate giant Nestle, urging the company to ensure its cocoa is free from child trafficking and forced child labor.
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Hot Topics Make Up 'Sweet Justice' Series
Hot Topics Make Up 'Sweet Justice' Series
Some churches fear controversy, but not Second Baptist of Little Rock, Ark. Their Sweet Justice series tackled hot-button issues and offered first steps on how to get involved.
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Human Trafficking Hits Close to Home for College Professor
Human Trafficking Hits Close to Home for College Professor
A college professor had lectured on "the least of these" for years. But it wasn't until she adopted her infant daughter, who was on the verge of being sold into slavery, that the subject went from her head to her heart.
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