We will not be silent

NEW: This year's Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking will be held on Sunday 27 September – download posters and resources below

The United Nations defines human trafficking as:

'a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. UNODC, as guardian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocols thereto, assists States in their efforts to implement the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons (Trafficking in Persons Protocol).' (source)

Though the terminology may be new, human trafficking is not. Examples of human trafficking exist throughout the Bible:

Resources

The Salvation Army's international positional statement.

Day of Prayer   Day of Prayer   Day of Prayer
2015 Resources: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, etc   Bible studies: Leviticus 25
2 Kings 4:1-7 
  Sermon outlines: The value of human life; True freedom
         
Day of Prayer   Telephone hotlines   Posters
Prayer: for victims of human trafficking Word Document   Contact: Report suspicions of human trafficking worldwide   Previous posters: Day of Prayer posters from 2013 onwards 
         
Freedom Prayer   Freedom Prayer   For Sale?
Leaflet: Open your eyes PDF
 
  Resources: A freedom prayer and poem by Maj John Read PPT   Leaflet: 'For Sale?' UK case studies/reporting suspicions PDF
         
  FAQ  
Report: ISJC participating in NGO Committee to Stop Trafficking PDF   Recognising the signs: FAQ by Colonel Ardis Fuge PDF   Resource: How to get involved in the fight against trafficking PDF
         
Creative prayer ideas   Flowers   No al trafico humano
Worship centre: Creative prayer ideas (Maj Miriam Musgrave) Flickr   Activity: Responsive/creative prayer PDF   Presentation: A conversation on human trafficking Powerpoint
         
Salvation Army USA response   Talking with a client   Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking
Presentation: The USA Salvation Army's response ** Powerpoint   Articles: 'Wellspring of love' from Good News, USA Eastern PDF   Website: Useful toolkit from FAAST
         
         

** Because of the challenging subject, these items do contain words/images that may offend