Talk About It
Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. Ephesians 5:11
Sex traffickers dwell in darkness, and light is their enemy. We can shine light on what is happening in our communities by engaging in discussion and planning with others in our schools, churches, at work, and in local government. Consider these steps* to raise awareness and facilitate conversations about sex trafficking:
- Research trafficking in your area, learn the warning signs for trafficking, and share what you’ve learned. Talk to friends and colleagues and share links to resources via social media.
- Start a group at your church to further research sex trafficking and brainstorm ways that you can help fight it in your community;
- Designate special prayer times in your church or community for trafficking victims;
- Talk with your pastor and church leaders about raising awareness in the community;
- Host a church or community event featuring speakers from local agencies that are engaged in the fight against sex trafficking or provide services to trafficking victims;
- Contact your local legislators and congressmen about supporting anti-trafficking legislation.
- Access resources that can be shown at church or at community gatherings to provide a greater understanding of sex trafficking. CHOG TraffickLight has video resources available on Vimeo and YouTube.
*Portions of this list were adapted from information provided by North American Mission Board website at http://www.namb.net/human_trafficking/