Presbyterians call for seven days of prayer and action to end human trafficking

PC(USA) Human Trafficking Roundtable hopes for end to ‘global epidemic’

January 5, 2016


Beginning January 5 and leading up to national Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11, members of the PC(USA) Human Trafficking Roundtable are calling all Presbyterians to prayer and action to end the scourge of human trafficking.

“It’s important that we each ask what we can do to make a difference in this global epidemic,” says Shannon Beck, reconciliation catalyst with Presbyterian World Mission. We can pray. We can educate ourselves and others. We can take action.”

Though illegal in every country an estimated 21 million people are victims of forced labor and sexual servitude worldwide, according to the International Labour Organization, an agency of the United Nations. Many, but not all, of those people have been trafficked.

Visit the Human Trafficking Roundtable website for prayers, resources and action items to help stop human trafficking. Join the conversation on Twitter #humantrafficking.

  1. I appreciate what this ministry is doing in the world. The awful ways that people are trying to attack our children, by any means, needs to be addressed. Continue to seek God for answers and understanding and continue to spread the message through the PW ministry. Lancaster, South Carolina

    by Tiffani Boatwright

    February 24, 2016

  2. I applaud the efforts that you are making to make known this horrific epidemic.. I gave a talk on trafficking in Beloit, KS that was sponsored by the Presbyterian women and will give another in the Spring, sponsored by the Presbyterian women in Concordia, KS. Bless you and keep up the good work.

    by Sister Margaret Nacke

    January 6, 2016