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-
Becoming a Trauma Informed Church
Our key note speaker is Pete Singer from Net Grace who has been working with churches for 17 years to support them in how to be a healing community for the 16 million people in the U.S. who have been victims of sexual abuse, including but not limited to incest, rape, sex trafficking, etc. These victims as well as domestic violence victims need a loving, safe community to be part of, so they can heal. In order to facilitate that healing, church members needs to be trauma informed. Being trauma informed doesn't mean having the skills of a therapist, it means knowing the best way to support those who have been traumatized. For this event, we will also have a panel of experts who have worked with survivors and others who have suffered from trauma who will share their experience as to what works.
National Black Faith Coalition Against Human Trafficking:
The True Reality of Pimping and Prostitution
One of the factors that is driving the increase in sex trafficking is the glamorization of pimping and prostitution. Sex Traffickers tell us that the internet campaign that glamorizes pimping and promotes prostitution as “female empowerment” is making their job easier because it grooms a potential victim into being more receptive to the idea of having sex for money. This event is designed to counter that narrative. Our speakers are extra-ordinary lived experience experts. Armand King, and Jaimee Johnson will share about the dark side of what it really is like being a pimp and a sex worker. These two individuals will move you to the depths of your being as they share their story of what dynamics led them to being involved in prostitution, how they got out and how Jesus has healed them. Both Armand and Jaimee are making a huge difference in their communities by sharing their journey with programs for youth and their upcoming book entitled “From the Streets to the Suites.” For people who want out of the life of prostitution and pimping, this book shows them how they can translate their “street skills” to a well-paying job.
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 role of the Hispanic Church in the fight against human trafficking. Please see our Education Resource tab for resources in Spanish.
(Link will be live in April 2023)
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 workgroup meeting is on
2/04 The Difference Great Fathers Make in the Prevention of Sex Trafficking: This workgroup will be co-hosted by Patrick Erlandson, who hosts a Father – Con workshop to equip men to be better fathers. Alan Smyth is the author of “Prized Possession, A Father’s Journey in Raising His Daughter.” Both Patrick and Alan will share the kind of fatherhood that makes a difference in the prevention of sex trafficking. .
These workgroups are virtual discussion groups, so people with common interests can come together to share what is working and for people new to the issue, they can be mentored by experienced leaders. Please use the contact us form to be on the notification list for future events and workgroup meetings.
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.
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