Human trafficking is an important issue for MPPC; we are engaged in the fight against slavery as part of our comprehensive witness to the transforming reality of God’s justice, power and love. Please join with us to learn more about the tragic injustice happening in our community and around the world, and find ways you can personally get involved.
Victims of slavery include domestic servants, child laborers, sex slaves, and forced laborers of all ages. Over 27 million people in the world are slaves today, more than during 400 years of the transatlantic slave trade. The sale of human beings is the third largest illicit trade following drugs and weapons, but is growing faster than both. It is estimated that 50% of the victims are children and 80% are women.
Does your heart break for the victims of slavery right here in the Bay Area and around the world? Become an abolitionist! The first step is awareness of the issue.
The global human trafficking issue (IJM video--5 min.):
And the local issue (NBC Bay Area News video--4 min.):
Human Trafficking Hotline: Call 1-888-3737-888 or send text to BeFree (233733)
Put the hotline numbers in your phone. Memorize them. Publicize them. Raise public awareness and learn more about how to recognize and report potential trafficking cases to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC). Read more
Human Trafficking Group
Do you have a heart for ending human trafficking? Com join us as we seek to increase our awareness, be active in making a difference, and advocate for change. The group meets every Tuesday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at the 950 campus. Contact: Grace Griffin.
We partner with numerous organizations in seeking the end of slavery in the 21st century, including:
Worship Band CD Supports Anti-Trafficking
Reborn, the new CD from MPPC's Café Band, is now available for downloading in iTunes and Amazon.com. All profits go directly toward the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition, a non-profit MPPC ministry partner dedicated to stopping the slave trade in the Bay Area and beyond. Read more