Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Philadelphia recognized January 11, 2016 as national Human Trafficking Awareness Day and encourage you to join others across our nation and the world to continue to pray for the end of modern slavery.
Prayer: God of love and mercy, you see every trouble, every cause for grief; you hear the desires of the vulnerable and strengthen their heart. Now, incline your ear to do justice for the exploited and objectified, so that your people will no longer strike terror on your—and our—earth. Amen
Awareness: To begin a conversation about human trafficking in your congregation, wear a dark blue ribbon on your lapel to show support for the victim of this human tragedy. You can raise awareness and advocate for laws at the state level to bring budget funds to align with new laws created by advocate voice. Congress can do more to work with the international community to create policies and procedures to ensure the rights and well-being of children, women and men who have been trafficked.
Resources: Educate yourself about this issue to increase the possibility of a better life for someone else. Read and review the resources located at www.presbyterianwomen.org/justice. You can learn how to identify the signs of trafficking and what you can do about them at www.polarisproject.org