Sunday, June 19, 2011

State Department report focuses on global slavery

In a few days, the U.S. State Department will be issuing a report about the global human trafficking trade insofar as selling forced labor and prostitutes. As many as 27 million people, mostly women and children, have had their freedom taken from them. The issue is increasingly drawing the concern of religious leaders and organizations.

During 2010 alone, the State Department says 12.3 million people were subjected to some form of bondage. Meanwhile, the cable network CNN has been sponsoring the Freedom Project to raise awareness about the scourge of human trafficking.

The New York Theological Seminary is an institution dedicated to multiculturalism, diversity, social justice and religious tolerance. The mission of the seminary is to prepare men and women, from every background, for careers in ministry.

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