Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Help us Spread the Word

Friday, January 11, 2013
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Today the nation observes Human Trafficking Awareness Day, an opportunity to shed light on the growing issue of modern-day slavery worldwide and throughout the United States. The International Labor…

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Salvation Army Today, October 11!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

This week’s Salvation Army Today video – brought to you by The Salvation Army Southern Territory – features The Salvation Army’s efforts to combat human trafficking in the US…

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Salvation Army Today, September 27!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

This week’s Salvation Army Today video – brought to you by The Salvation Army Southern Territory – covers human trafficking, addiction, and the release of The Salvation Army USA’s…

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Our God Fights for Us

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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This coming weekend The Salvation Army and Christians around the world will observe the 7th Annual Weekend of Prayer & Fasting for Victims of Sexual Trafficking.

In addition to the thousands of prayers that will be offered on behalf of victims and those working to help them rebuild their lives, I hope a new theme will be added to the pleas that are lifted up to God—a theme that practically shouts to us from the book of Joshua.

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Sunday: Abused Women & Children’s Awareness Day

Friday, June 8, 2012
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On Sunday, June 10, The Salvation Army is taking part in recognizing Abused Women and Children’s Awareness Day, an opportunity to reflect on how we can stop the violence that is destroying the lives and well-being of children and promote ways to aid victims.

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“Kony 2012″ Sheds Light on Trafficking Epidemic

Monday, March 19, 2012
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By now I’m sure you’ve heard the words “Kony 2012.”

The 30-minute film and campaign slogan created by Invisible Children, Inc. has been popping up all over social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. One week into the video’s release, it was officially named the most viral video in history with over 100 million views on YouTube. Whether you like the video or not, the film sheds a bright light on the atrocities of child trafficking – an industry that enslaves approximately 1.2 million children each year.

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An Everyday Battle

Thursday, January 12, 2012
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Did you know The Salvation Army combats human trafficking across the globe? In fact, we’ve recently stepped up our efforts to fight this ever-present and nonetheless, growing phenomenon of modern-day slavery.

When we think of this industry, red light districts in “other” countries come to mind, but in reality, the U.S. trafficking industry is on the rise.

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Join us for WRAP Week!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Let’s WRAP it up!

The Salvation Army’s Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking is recognizing the 24th annual White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) Week beginning Sunday, October 30. Running through November 6, the week is dedicated to creating awareness of our culture’s pornography problem as well as highlighting the harm done to adults and children alike by exposure to pornography.

The week also serves as a reminder for churches to confront the issue and to call all Christians to renewed lives of sexual purity and freedom.

Believing that pornography is a scourge on society and a distortion of God’s design for human happiness and well being, The Salvation Army’s Anti-Pornography initiative offers information and resources for families to protect themselves and to help others with pornography addiction. The Salvation Army also believes that pornography is one of the many facets of the Human Trafficking epidemic. The anti-pornography program is thus another effort to combat Human Trafficking.

Click here to learn more about The Salvation Army’s role in both of these issues.

Here are a few ways in which you can help raise awareness about this societal problem:

Wear a white ribbon. You can purchase your own at www.wrapfamily.com!
Share the facts! Open the eyes of a friend by simply giving them the low-down on the negative societal effects of pornography. Check out www.TheSalvationArmyUSA.org for a list of resources.
Share a list of resources about sexual addiction treatment services available in your community.
Join the movement: Pray for the freedom of those caught in the spiritual bondage of addiction.
Please join us and many other groups in pledging to take action against pornography throughout the year. For more information on the WRAP campaign, please visit www.moralityinmedia.org

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Stylish, and with good cause!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Have you heard of WARDrobe Army Apparel? Thanks to The Salvation Army Western Territory’s latest post from their Expect Change Blog, we learned about some awesome new threads on the market! WARDrobe has a collection of eye-catching T-shirts that are

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International Weekend of Prayer & Fasting for Victims of Sexual Trafficking

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Salvation Army has once again partnered with the Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking (IAST) and the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) to sponsor the annual International Weekend of Prayer and Fasting for Victims of Sexual Trafficking. The event is being held this weekend, September 23-25.

Globally, approximately one million children enter the sex trade every year. Shockingly enough, the United States is one of the 10 highest ranked destination countries of trafficked persons in the world. According to the United Nations, the trafficking business – which includes labor, slavery and sexual servitude – nets $31.6 billion in profit from 12.3 million trafficked persons.

We are a part of a growing initiative to combat human sex trafficking and other types of sexual exploitation worldwide. This increasing movement is directly motivated by an understanding of mankind’s God-given freedom, dignity and purpose.

The impacts of this massive, often disregarded industry are literally deadly. The most common causes of death among those trafficked is homicide, suicide and drugs.

Our efforts began in the mid-19th century. Salvation Army founders Catherine and William Booth sought to help the most desperate in London’s east side, reaching out to women and children victimized by the sex trafficking industry. Upon realizing the magnitude of trade, The Salvation Army began opening homes for women and girls to seek shelter and counseling.

Today, we continue to fight this plague by working towards legislative and policy initiatives, raising awareness, developing prevention efforts and providing survivor services.

Help us combat sexual trafficking by joining us in prayer this weekend. Join us as we pray for the victims involved and as we ask for rescue, restoration, and life and liberty through Christ. We also pray for the church’s strength in addressing this issue.

To register for this year’s event, Click Here.

Click Here to learn more about The Salvation Army’s efforts to combat human trafficking.

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