Source guides on human trafficking

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Human trafficking: Faith groups mobilize

As unaccompanied migrant children continue to stream across the U.S.-Mexican border in what’s been called a humanitarian crisis, attention is being drawn again to the global issue of human trafficking. Analysts estimate that as many as 27 million people are trafficked globally each year, many falling prey as they try to escape the same kinds of desperate circumstances the migrant children face in their home countries. People of faith are working to combat trafficking and help its victims.

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Organizations on human trafficking

  • Austin New Church

    Austin New Church of Austin, Texas, is involved in the fight against human trafficking.

     

    Contact: 512-618-1144.
  • Love 146

    Love 146 is a global anti-trafficking organization that works in prevention and aftercare for victims. The group works closely with organizations that rescue children. Offices are in New Haven, Conn.; Houston; and London.

  • Traffick911

    Traffick911 is a Texas-based nonprofit founded by Deena Graves to combat the child sex trade in the United States.

    Contact: 817-575-9923.
  • Chab Dai

    Chab Dai is an international organization that combats human trafficking so its victims “can be all that God created them to be.” Its U.S. office is in Sacramento, Calif. Chab Dai also operates in Cambodia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Helen Sworn is the founder and international director.

  • Temple Committee Against Human Trafficking

    The Temple Committee Against Human Trafficking was launched in 2005 by Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom in Westmount, Quebec, and believes it is the only synagogue-based organization working full time against human trafficking and prostitution. The committee works with abolitionist organizations in Canada, the U.S. and Israel.

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