Human Trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing illegal enterprise in the world. In the U.S. close to 70% of victims are U.S. citizens and over 1/3 are minors. California ranked #1 in the country with 19% of all sex trafficking cases.
According to many Anti-Human Trafficking task forces, law enforcement is 3% of the solution, non-profits are 7% and the community is 90%. The faith community is the most powerful aspect of the 90% .
Among churches and synagogues, there are mostly isolated efforts to fight human trafficking. When the faith community comes together to collaborate and learn from each other, we are empowered to reach our goals.
At this You Tube Channel, you can find videos that teach you how to set up a church ministry, how to engage your community, how to engage men in the fight against human trafficking, etc. There are also videos of courageous leaders who will inspire you.
National Faith Coalition Against Human Trafficking -
The Sextortion of Minors: The Hidden Pandemic Every Parent Needs to Know About
Opal Singleton a national expert and leader in the fight against sexual exploitation will be doing a presentation on “Sextortion." a crime that impacts 9,000 minors a day.With online learning and the global connection of Internet, more young people are seduced, lured, tricked or manipulated into sending illicit photos online. This past year we have seen thousands of teens and pre-pubescent children as victims of exploitation when they connect with a stranger and share live streaming, videos and illicit photos.Few people understand the intense shame and emotional damage sextortion victims endure once the blackmail begins. A research study from University of Toledo Ohio suggests that more than half of young people being blackmail will attempt a meet up with the predator to negotiate back the return of the photo before they will tell a parent or person of authority. Sextortion is becoming the superhighway of future sex trafficking victims. The purpose of holding this event is to educate the community as to what they can do to raise awareness and protect children. The money to be made by the pedophile community in selling child porn is escalating this crime. WE NEED TO STOP THEM!!!Registration link will be live February 5th, 2022 Please join us for this all important meeting!
National Black Faith Coalition Against Human Trafficking
The Impact of Decriminalizing Prostitution on the Black Community
Several U.S. States have bills that are being discussed to decriminalize prostitution. Those in the anti-human trafficking community are against this because when prostitution is decriminalized, sex buying explodes creating a vacuum that the human traffickers fill by finding more victims. The panel of black leaders will equip the audience on what they can do to raise awareness and to be effective advocates to stop this trend to decriminalize prostitution that will have devastating consequences for the black community. Please do join us on January 29th. for this all important topic.
We have helped scores of churches start a ministry to take action in the fight against human trafficking. Please go to our video channel (link is in the section above) to find the 3 video series on how to create a dynamic church ministry to fight human trafficking. After that, If you would like to get a group together for a call to talk about how to get started, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For work groups that you can join on different topics like Engaging Men in the Fight Against Human Trafficking, Bringing Jesus to the Pimps, Building a Successful Church Ministry, please visit our national site: www.throughGodsgrace.com
Are you looking to take action within your faith community? If so this site has scores of ideas and resources like a 45 minute training program for parents that teaches them how to protect their children, trainings for teens and men's groups and flyers you can use. Just go to the Educational Resources tab https://throughgodsgrace.com/
The mission of So Cal Faith Coalitions Against Human Trafficking is to mobilize the Southern California faith community to take effective action in the fight against human trafficking. We do that by connecting the most active churches to their communities with anchor churches and also through trainings, books, awareness campaigns, promoting local events and most importantly meeting twice a year in local communities so faith communities have an opportunity to share what is working, with each other and collaborate on important efforts. In addition this site lists local events and trainings from all organizations in SoCal.