by Rich Deem

The claim is often made that the Bible approves of slavery, implicating God as its supporter, since rules governing slavery can be found in the both the Old and New Testament. Since virtually everyone agrees that forced, involuntary servitude is morally wrong, how can Christians justify the Bible's apparent support of slavery?

by Compassion International
January 11, 2014

The facts about this terrible crime against humanity are hard to read, especially those about children forced into literal slavery. But by learning the facts you can be the change for exploited children around the world.

by Understanding Slavery Initiative

The increase in African involvement in the trade from the 16th century onwards was caused by an influx of outside capital, the pre-existing trade being spurred on by the growing demand for Europe's goods: fabrics and utensils, guns and alcohol. There are a number of eye-witness accounts of the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade and the infamous 'Middle Passage', the voyage across the Atlantic that could take as long as two months.

by Polaris

Are you or someone you know being trafficked? Is human trafficking happening in your community? Knowing the red flags and indicators of human trafficking is a key step in identifying more victims and helping them find the assistance they need.

by Emma Thelwell and Corli van der Merwe
November 10, 2014

What’s the third most lucrative illegal commodity after drugs and weapons? Human beings. Human trafficking in South Africa is real and it’s happening right now. The shackles of the slave trade may be long gone, but tens of thousands of people in South Africa are still being subjected to modern day slavery right under our noses – and most perpetrators are getting away with it. In 2013, only two people were convicted in this country.

by Dean Irvine, Saima Mohsin, and Kocha Olarn
May 13, 2015

The issue of slavery and rights abuses in the Thai fishing industry has become acute in recent years. As the global demand for seafood has increased, the Thai economy improved, so attracting workers to dangerous jobs on fishing boats has become more difficult.

by BBC News
23 April 2015

European countries are scrambling to stop record numbers of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, but who are the men sending them on perilous journeys? Human traffickers are the key link that European officials wish to target. But they are taking on complex criminal networks that do not recognise borders and which experts liken to "multinational corporations".

by Faith Karimi and Greg Botelho, CNN
February 6, 2015

ISIS has stepped up the use of children in its bloody campaign of terror, the United Nations says -- subjecting them to horrors that include putting price tags on them to sell as slaves. A report released this week focused on children in Iraq, as well as the responsibility of that nation's government for ensuring the safety and security of young civilians in the conflict. But it certainly doesn't preclude similar things happening in Syria, where ISIS is also entrenched and also has been blamed for various atrocities.

by Kersley Fitzgerald

Sadly, there’s no way to give an overview of human trafficking without being overwhelming. It is a big problem, and getting bigger. Still, there is a lot we can do to help, and even just reading this and learning about it is a big step. It sounds like a cliché, but awareness really does make a difference.

by Michael Houdmann

We must speak out on behalf of those in need (Proverbs 31:8-9). Those in our schools, businesses, churches, and community often are unaware of the problem of human trafficking and how to help. Perhaps God is calling you to be one of the people who would speak out and help provide justice to those without a voice in this area.

by Mark Baker

In Cambodia, corruption and lax regulations mean it's easy to get a child quickly. The problem is, many of them aren't abandoned - they're sold.

by News24
October 6, 2014

Vienna - Smugglers rake in €5.6bn every year from human trafficking between Africa and Europe and between Latin and North America, even as thousands continue to die in search of a better life, a new UN estimate showed on Monday.

by dosomething

Human trafficking is the modern equivalent of slavery. It’s an incredibly lucrative crime, bringing quick, high profits with few start-up costs. Because of this, it has expanded into a huge network, second to only the drug trade.

by Dale Archer
November 13, 2013

Kidneys and other organs are selling to the highest bidder on the black market.

by notforsalecompaign

Human Trafficking is the acquisition of people using force, deception, or coercion with the intent to exploit. Men, women, and children are sold into a $150 billion annual market for sex and labor. This is happening globally, and domestically; in urban and suburban areas; in hotels, restaurants, and on street corners. Slavery is wrapped up in almost every industry’s supply chain, tainting the food we eat, the clothes we buy, and the electronics we love.

by Jeneen Interlandi
Jan 10, 2009

Organ trafficking was long considered a myth. But now mounting evidence suggests it is a real and growing problem, even in America.