If the battle against slavery hasn’t reached your faith community yet, it may be coming soon. A major global faith initiative to end modern-day slavery is taking root. Leading religious representatives and the Walk Free Foundation signed a groundbreaking agreement last month at the Vatican to work together, establishing the Global Freedom Network. The network will have a reach of more than 2.6 billion people – over a third of the world’s population.
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The people who know slavery best are the people who have lived it. Now you can read about their experiences in their own words.
Laura Murphy has just released a book that will deepen your perspective on modern-day slavery. Survivors of Slavery: Modern Day Slave Narratives includes nearly 40 survivor narratives representing various forms of slavery in the world today, including Cambodia, Ghana, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United States. Murphy’s book underscores how the injustice of read more >
It takes a special kind of person to fight for freedom and justice in dangerous hot spots where slavery still thrives. It takes a resilient and resourceful spirit to assist impoverished and marginalized people in their struggle to break free.
But that’s the job description for the staffers who direct Free the Slaves programs around the globe — sweat, grit, guts, smarts, vision, passion and compassion.
You can now see FTS country directors talking candidly about their work in three recently-released videos: read more >
It’s a strange combination at first: avant-garde-ish rap/pop star Kanye West, and Cassius Marcellus Cornelius Clay, a 20 year old, blue blooded Yale student with a penchant for cravats and bow ties.
But there are reports that Mr. Clay—whose ancestor was THE Cassius Marcellus Clay, 19th century American abolitionist—and Mr. West hit it off during a chance meeting at Barneys in New York. So much so, that Kanye has brought Cassius on as his personal advisor. Alex Klein of the read more >