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-
Trauma Informed Churches Being a Healing Community for Men
While the incidence of abuse is higher in women than men, men are often overlooked which is why this event focuses on men. 1 in 6 men have been sexually abused. (1in6.org) The unresolved pain can lead to alcohol and drug addiction, becoming a domestic violence abuser or even suicide. Bringing Jesus to these men is key to their healing. Men will only begin to heal when they share what happened to them. Pastor Dr. Gregory Williams, author of the book, "Shattered by Darkness" tells the story of how he was abused by his father at 4 and then sold as a sex trafficking victim from the age of 12 to 17. Dr. Williams will share what it takes to make it safe for men to share, despite the shame that they experience. Dr. Williams works extensively with men and youth to help them resolve the pain of their past and will share what works to heal men from sexual abuse. Churches will also learn about resources that are uniquely designed for churches to support them in facilitating the healing process. When our men heal, our communities heal.
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 prostitution and what it's really like being a pimp and a prostituted person. 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 career.
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.
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.
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.
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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