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malcolm chamberlain

musings about the emerging church, mission and contemporary culture...

God is at large, intimately involved in his world in ways that the church is maybe just waking up to!

the truth isn't sexy...

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The observant will note that I've added a new banner to my sidebar which links to an excellent campaign that protest4 have launched raising awareness about the link between prostitution and human trafficking. The core of the campaign is to distribute around pubs beer mats looking like the calling cards you might see in phone boxes (one is pictured to the left); on the back of these cards is some text that explains the link with human trafficking. For example...

Ellen was abducted from Albania and sold to a brothel in London's west end where she was forced to have sex with up to forty men a day. She was beaten, raped and threatened with death if she tried to refuse. Ellen was 15. The truth isn't sexy.

Check out the campaign site 'here', and sign up with protest4 'here'.

I remember Si talking about campaigning on the human trafficking issue at Greenbelt two years ago - it's good to see how this is gaining momentum, and that other groups are adding their voice to Stop the Traffik. This is a particularly apt (and sobering) post considering today (23rd August) has been designated 'International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition' - if only it was truly over.

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posted by Malcolm Chamberlain, 11:37 AM

1 Comments:

The tragedy that so many prostitutes are effectively slaves needs to get as much exposure as possible. Many people are not even aware of this yet. And until more people become aware of it, little will get done about it.

commented by Anonymous Phil, 4:15 AM  

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