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 purpose of the faith coalition is to connect the faith community and provide an opportunity for people in the faith community to teach each other how they can build their efforts in the fight against human trafficking. On March 20th, you will hear from one of the most successful churches on what works to raise money for non-profits, even during Covid. In addition, we will have a brain storming session on what works in churches to recruit good foster parents, given how vulnerable these children are to becoming trafficking victims. There will also be break- out rooms so everyone has a chance to share their efforts.
National Black Faith Coalition Against Human Trafficking
With over 40% of victims of human sex trafficking coming from the black community, this community has been especially hit hard by this issue. At this meeting, we will hear from National Leaders on the link between trauma and human sex trafficking in the black community. There will be break out rooms so all participants can engage with this issue. Please join us for this powerful and dynamic event.
So Cal Faith Coalitions will be hosting three virtual meetings in 2021. Please see the section above to register. This meeting will feature pastors and ministry leaders who will share what they are doing that is working to fight human trafficking.
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 email@example.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/
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.