Did you see red x’s on anyone’s hands today? The End It Movement encouraged people to wear a red x to signify their support in standing up against slavery. If you’re not familiar with modern-day slavery, or if you want a refresher, watch this video:
I believe we do need to become more aware – as a culture, as the Church, as just as people who care about other people… we can’t turn a blind eye to the plight of humans who are brutally mistreated for another’s gain. But with that knowledge comes a great responsibility for action. We cannot remain silent or still. If we really care, we have to take it far deeper in action – rallying together with organizations, church groups, small groups of friends to reach out to the streets in your city, to support organizations in rescue and prevention worldwide, to go into the trenches in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Sudan … and to pray.
This is not about an x today. It’s about joining a life-long movement. There’s 27 million people in the world today who need us to NEVER FORGET and NEVER GIVE UP.
If you’re looking for organizations to partner with and learn more from, I would suggest these as some places to get started. If you’ve got more to add to the list, please share them!
- Loving Shepherd Ministries – working to rescue child slaves in Haiti and children and their mothers from prostitution in Ethiopia.
- Love 146 – Check out their vast network of prevention, intervention and restoration programs worldwide.
- International Justice Mission – a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.
- Not for Sale Campaign – on a mission to create a world where no one is for sale.