Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery—a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 40.3 million people around the world. And no matter where you live, chances are it’s happening nearby.
From the girl forced into prostitution in a hotel room, to the man discovered in a restaurant kitchen, stripped of his passport and held against his will. All trafficking victims share one essential experience: the loss of freedom.
What is The Annual Day of Prayer?
Sunday, September 23 is The Salvation Army Annual Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking. It is a global day of worship, prayer, and action surrounding the problem of human trafficking.
Every September, corps (churches) around the world will join together to raise awareness about human trafficking and modern slavery and to show our compassion for men, women, and children who are exploited around the world.
As the Body of Christ in our world, we unite to commit to a tangible response against the evil of human trafficking.
Through The Annual Day of Prayer, corps will make commitments to take action to prevent human trafficking and exploitation in our local and global communities and to care for victims of this crime. Together, we can stop trafficking and bring God’s good news of freedom for the oppressed.
10 Ways to Get Involved
- Begin to pray and become educated – free resources are available at http://www.sajustice.us
- Write a letter to a survivor in one of our programs to encourage them on their journey.
- Host a fundraiser or collect toiletries/gifts to donate to one of our programs serving survivors.
- Raise awareness about Human Trafficking and our Fight for Freedom Campaign on your Social Media platforms!
- Intern or Volunteer with a local organization fighting trafficking like The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia
- Be a conscientious and informed consumer. Discover your slavery footprint at http://www.slaveryfootprint.org
- Request a training/speaker at your church or in your community.
- Host a BRAVE empowerment event for girls in foster care!
- Screen a documentary in your community and facilitate a time for discussion to encourage dialogue.
- Pay attention, follow your gut, report and speak up! National Human Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888