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Sometimes I don’t have the right words to talk about something important.

So today, I’m inviting you to check out this website:

http://slaveryfootprint.org

This is a very cool interactive survey, produced in 2011, that will help you assess how many slaves work for you.

WHAT?!

That’s really what it does.  It’s not necessarily easy, but it’s effective.

There are more than 21 million slaves around the globe.  Some of them are in the sex industry, and some are in the labor industry, and whether we realize it or not, it’s very likely that some of what we have comes from their efforts.

It’s a terribly distressing thing to think about, I know.  But it’s a real thing, and it happens both in our communities, and around the globe.  We should be talking, praying, and acting out about this crisis.

After you’ve finished (or if you’ve previously taken the test) I encourage you to visit this page to read more about the United Methodist understanding and response to this crisis.  https://umc-gbcs.org/issues/human-trafficking

May we all find ways to reduce our slavery footprint, and may this terrible practice be brought to an end.

God, you, and I willing.

Have a good week,

Mitch

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