Monday, May 12, 2008
Modern Day Slavery in San Francisco
Human trafficking in simple terms is modern day slavery. There are people from all over the world that are deceived into thinking that there is a great job opportunity, only to find out that they are forced into a life of labor, domestic servitude, or prostitution with no pay. Some researchers say that there is a new victim of trafficking every 60 seconds. The problem is devastating most of the major cities in the U.S. and overseas. This San Francisco Chronicle article summarizes information specific to San Francisco and some of the efforts that have been made to stop this epidemic. As Christ followers we need to take great care of the communities we live in, as Jeremiah 29:7 states: "As people of faith we are called by God to pray and work for the SHALOM of the city - it's health, welfare and prosperity." Let's make ourselves aware of what is going on in the world around us and how we can help those people who are living a life as a slave.
-Lisa Trump, CSM San Francisco Bay Area Associate City Director