Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fair Trade Items and Human Trafficking

At our meeting today of the United Methodist Women, we learned about how much human trafficking occurs in the United States. We think that human trafficking is something that mostly happens in other countries where kidnapping occurs. But our group learned today that it is common in the US that humans, especially children, are trafficked as well.
Based on a book by Nita Belles titled "In Our Backyard" we explored the many dimensions of this very disturbing truth that most of us do not even know happens. The book explained how we can impact this in a simple way: We can purchase Fair Trade Items which will help reduce the commerce. That may not seem like it would make a difference, but it does. Thanks to the women who met this morning to discuss current events, missions, and how we can make a difference in the world.

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