Anti-trafficking and Modern Slavery
The Salvation Army's Annual Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking 2018 was held on Sunday 23 September. Here you will find resources from last year to download, print and use in connection with this, including posters and Bible studies. Clicking/tapping on any resource will enlarge it and provide further options.
New resources will be available for 2019's Annual Day of Prayer in due course.
Resources – Bible studies, lessons and prayer guides
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:
- Joseph's brothers trafficked him to the Ishmaelites
- The Canaanite army trafficked girls for rape and sexual slavery
- In 2 Kings, creditors threatened to traffic children into debt and bondage
- In each of these situations, God provided rescue and blessing to the victims
- Amos 2:6-7 is our biblical imperative to pursue social justice
01 November 2018
The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission recently welcomed the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons to its building
19 October 2018
To mark the European Day Against Trafficking, The Salvation Army attended the European Parliament to present examples of its anti-trafficking work
30 August 2018
Theresa May visited The Salvation Army in Lagos, Nigeria, to learn more about one of its programmes designed to combat modern slavery
24 August 2018
The Salvation Army is responding to needs in border regions, with a focus on education – to help prevent refugees fall victim to traffickers
Emergencies, Americas and Caribbean, Anti-trafficking
14 June 2018
The camp provided an opportunity to learn together and discuss what it is to be Christian men in the 21st century.
The Salvation Army's international positional statement.
Older resources are also available.