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10 Ways You Can Put a Dent in Human Trafficking
10 Ways You Can Put a Dent in Human Trafficking

By: Nell Green
Human trafficking is such a widespread problem, you may believe there's nothing you can do about it. With a little time and some education, here are 10 ways you can make a difference.

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Confederate Monuments 'Keep Open the Sores of War'
Confederate Monuments 'Keep Open the Sores of War'

By: Michael Middaugh
As statues topple, and two sides gather, we are still wrestling with firmly held beliefs and emotion-laden ideologies that will continue to divide our nation if we're not careful.

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Taking Objective, Nuanced Look at Our National History
Taking Objective, Nuanced Look at Our National History

By: Vinoth Ramachandra
When examining our national histories, we must be objective, nuanced and morally responsible. Only those who see the world in black and white refuse to acknowledge anything good in their enemies.

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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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Theological Tradition: A Long and Dangerous Road
Theological Tradition: A Long and Dangerous Road

By: Joe LaGuardia
We often exercise theological gerrymandering to support our ideological beliefs about the day's most pressing issues. We must avoid any declaration that God is taking one side over the other.

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Slavery and Today's So-Called Job Creators
Slavery and Today's So-Called Job Creators

By: Colin Harris
Many who work two or more minimum-wage jobs find it difficult to break poverty's chains. There's an interesting parallel between those who defend the current system and those from the past who defended slavery.

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What the Bible Really Says about Slavery
What the Bible Really Says about Slavery
By: Larry Eubanks
Some say the Bible stops short of condemning slavery and actually seems to condone it. However, the biblical case against slavery is much stronger than that.
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Your Actions Affect Someone Else Somewhere
Your Actions Affect Someone Else Somewhere
By: Martin Accad
The horrors of the abandoned "slave castles" on Ghana's southern coast are unimaginable. But what things that we take for granted are the source of depravities to which we remain blind?
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Peter Thomas Stanford: From Slave to Baptist Minister
Peter Thomas Stanford: From Slave to Baptist Minister
By: Paul Hobson
Peter Thomas Stanford's life didn't have a promising beginning, but the freed slave earned an education and became the first black minister of a British church in the late 1800s.
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"12 Years a Slave"
By: Jon Kuhrt
"12 Years a Slave" is a brilliant yet relentlessly traumatic film that shares a disturbing and epic tale of the way one man survives the kind of injustice that God hates. (Photo: Fox Searchlight)
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What Will It Take to Bring an End to Slavery?
What Will It Take to Bring an End to Slavery?
Modern slavery is a vile injustice caused by humans, but it doesn't have to exist. It's a human problem, often caused by poverty and the exploitation of the most vulnerable. And we can end it.
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Minority Scholars Draw Strength Sharing Their Stories
Minority Scholars Draw Strength Sharing Their Stories
The first-ever gathering of a group of minority scholars was a chance to share stories of oppression in the hopes of working toward restoration, justice and reconciliation.
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"Burning for Freedom: A Theology of the Black Atlantic Struggle for Liberation"
The Sam Sharpe Revolt is regarded as the most widespread and greatest of all enslaved peoples' revolts in the British Commonwealth. What role did faith play in the process of liberation?
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Domestic Slavery in the Contemporary Arab World
Domestic Slavery in the Contemporary Arab World
Many households in Lebanon have domestic help from other countries. These workers, however, are modern-day slaves, who are often locked up and given no time off.
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Legacy Continues of Baptist Who Helped End Slave Trade
Legacy Continues of Baptist Who Helped End Slave Trade
A Jamaican Baptist who spoke out against the injustice of slavery will have his legacy extended in a project that will deepen the understanding of black and ethnic minority Baptist Christians.
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Remebering Why, Affirming Therefore
We are here, like our slave ancestors, to remind and encourage each other that we share a trusting faith in God's justice. And we are here to declare that God will not abandon us. God will not turn us loose. God will not forget us.
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In Different Ways, We All Long for Freedom
In Different Ways, We All Long for Freedom
Sometimes, people are enslaved not only physically but also mentally and emotionally, molded to no longer want to be free. Sooner or later, however, they realize they were created for more.
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Iowa Marriage Pledge Drops Reference to Slavery
WASHINGTON (RNS) An conservative Christian organization has removed language about slavery from a pledge to uphold traditional marriage.
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The Example
In your life, as you journey down this road of following Jesus, if you ever wonder about what you ought to do next and you find the Bible to be more of a puzzle than a help, do this: focus on Jesus... what he said, what he did, and to whom he took his message.
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Archdiocese Posts Trove of Slave Records Online
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) The Archdiocese of New Orleans unveiled a new online database containing records in colonial New Orleans.
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Revisionism 101: What the Civil War Was About
Revisionism 101: What the Civil War Was About
With its proposal to include Jefferson Davis' inaugural address with Abraham Lincoln's speeches, the Texas Board of Education seems to be aligned with those who claim the Civil War wasn't about slavery.
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You Are Mine
I realized, as we talked, that what we were doing in that moment was not so much to celebrate pink cowgirl shoes – nor even how very cute Anna Claire is – as it was to create a memory... a memory for a little girl who one day may just reach back in the recesses of her mind, and when she needs the promises of God the most, will remember those cowgirl “shoes” and when she wore them to church and so many people made over them and told them how cute they – and she – was. And because of that, I wonder if she might say, “You know, I belong to God. I belong to God.”
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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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Should We Apologize for Slavery?
The question came up on an American Airlines flight from Nashville to Dallas. I was reading the September-October issue of Sojourners, a liberal Christian magazine, and my seatmate was reading over my shoulder. We were both taken with a letter to the editor that opposed an apology for slavery.
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British Baptist Delegation Apologizes to Jamaicans for Slavery
A delegation of British Baptists in Jamaica this week apologized for England's role in the transatlantic slave trade, a scourge that shaped Caribbean history with effects that linger until today.
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British Baptists Go to Jamaica to Apologize for Slave Trade
A delegation representing British Baptists travels Thursday to Jamaica to personally apologize for their nation's role two centuries ago in transatlantic trading of slaves.
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British Baptists Offer Historic Apology for Slave Trade
British Baptists have adopted a statement apologizing for transatlantic slave trade and expressing "true repentance" for failure to listen to the pain of black brothers and sisters resulting from that legacy.
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'Amazing Grace'
"Amazing Grace" finally arrives on DVD today, nine months after its theatrical release.
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From Ghanaian Slave Castle to 2008 Gathering, Goodwill Baptists Try to Dislodge Racism
From Ghanaian Slave Castle to 2008 Gathering, Goodwill Baptists Try to Dislodge Racism

Race is the bone lodged in the throat of Baptists, affecting every utterance, every action.

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'Amazing Grace'
"Amazing Grace," the story of William Wilberforce's effort to abolish slavery in the British Empire, delivers everything you want: solid script, outstanding performances, clever wit, tight drama, inspiring story.
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