Many, many churches feel called to take action to fight human trafficking, but it is not clear what can be done that the church is uniquely qualified to do. The book offers scores of actions that are a perfect fit for a church. The church has the power to prevent human trafficking so it doesn't happen to begin with. If we don't prevent it, human trafficking will never end!! Pastors and anti-human trafficking ministry leaders alike consider this book to be the best resource out there for churches.
National Faith Coalition Against Human Trafficking-
How Churches Can Provide Support & Healing for Sex Trafficking Survivors
Close to half of rescued sex trafficking victims return to the life of prostitution because they can't find a well paying job and they don't have a community to be part of. Many have no families or healthy friends. Churches can invite survivors to their singles groups, women and men's groups, etc. However, before they do that, church advocates need to be trained on the best ways to communicate with people who have been victims of sexual trauma.
Our MC is Pamela Bryant who is the director of Restoration Services, a non-profit that facilitates survivors to heal. She has been working with survivors for 14 years. The staff for RS are mainly Christian and have learned to navigate talking about God with a survivor. “God” has been used by traffickers to manipulate their victims and sometimes survivors were exploited by individuals within churches. For that reason, churches need to understand the concept of “Relationship before Religion,” in order to reach former victims of trafficking and support their healing.
Our Keynote Speaker is Jaimee Johnson, a “lived experience” expert who can speak both from her own experience and that of the women she has worked with, on the impact of different interactions that survivors have had within churches and what has worked and not worked. Churches have felt equipped and empowered by trainings that Jaimee has provided for them. Jaimee will be helping all of us to understand the mindset of a victim and what is the best approach to help them heal.
The National Black Faith Coalition Against Human Trafficking:
The National Hispanic Faith Coalition Against Human Trafficking
At our first event, we will be addressing the role of the Hispanic Church in the Fight Against Human Trafficking. We will begin with a 101 and then have a panel discussion regarding the best way for the Hispanic Church to take action in the fight against human trafficking. Please see our Education Resource tab for resources in Spanish.
Our Engaging Men Work Group Meets 3 Times a Year and is for MEN ONLY. It is made up of men who have national efforts in the fight against human trafficking and men who want to learn from those leaders. Our next event is Fall 2023
When our team spoke to over 100,000 people, we were asked hundreds of questions. Some we knew the answer to, some we didn't. So we went out and interviewed community leaders, non-profits, law enforcement and many others to find the best answers. The book "How You Can Fight Human Trafficking, Over 100 Ways to Make a Difference" winner of the Hope Pixal International Book Awards, was written for anyone who feels called to join the fight against human trafficking and has been a tremendous resource for task forces and speakers as they are always asked "What can I do?!" Amazon lets us offer the e-book at no cost four times a year. Those dates are the 15th to the 19th in the months of January, April, July and October.
Through God's Grace Ministry P.O. Box 18065Irvine,, CA 92623US