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.
With the need to avoid social contact, So Cal Faith Coalitions will be hosting virtual bi-monthly meetings and/or trainings. Please see below to register for our September Meeting. This meeting will feature pastors and ministry leaders who will share what they are doing that is working during Covid 19.
We have helped scores of churches start a ministry to take action in the fight against human trafficking. 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.
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/
Are you working in schools, gang communities, at a clinic or a hospital, etc. Do you drive an uber or are a member of the Rotary, the Girl Scouts, etc. If you have wondered how individuals, organizations, schools, cities and businesses have successfully addressed human trafficking, then this site is for you. https://togetherwecanendht.org/
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. Your generous donation supports our work.