The Buddhist tradition of mindfulness encourages the faithful to consider one's personal responsibility in larger systems such as the global economy, as well as in smaller systems such as one's attitudes toward others. This holistic perspective prompts Buddhists to ask if they benefit from slavery and slave-tainted products, even if they aren't personally involved in trafficking and slavery. Mindfulness challenges Buddhists to think in connected, systemic terms.
According to the Dalai Lama, "Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individual and nations are free."
"Brute force, no matter how strongly applied, can never subdue the basic human desire for freedom."
Tibetan Buddhist Spiritual Leader