Category Archives: Authors’ Thoughts

UNSHACKLED: A Lesson in Freedom from Gomer the Sex Slave

WHAT WE CAN LEARN ABOUT FREEDOM FROM GOMER THE SEX SLAVE As a 21st Century Abolitionist, who is also a Christian Believer, I notice things in the Bible that I had never seen before I had learned about modern slavery.  … Continue reading

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St. Patrick knew all about human trafficking

St. Patrick knew all about human trafficking.

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My Chocolate Tastes Like Child Slavery

Chocolate and Children Who here likes chocolate?  Anyone?  Yes, you, I see that hand.  You’re starting to drool a little just thinking about chocolate right now aren’t you?  Well I like chocolate too — big surprise!  But I’m not so … Continue reading

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Dear American, Happy Independence Day. Love, Your Slave

Happy Independence Day! As we celebrate our freedom, let us work to extend that freedom to the slaves of today.   As you watch this video and listen to a voice from slavery of the past, think about what the … Continue reading

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How to Talk to People about Injustice

I was just at the grocery store buying some Honest Tea when the check our gal said she liked that tea because it tastes so good.  I commented, “And it’s Fair Trade Certified which means a lot to me.”  She … Continue reading

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SHOP WELL: On Second Hand Shopping

I told myself to leave, just move on, but my feet stood glued to the floor surrounded by bright colored, super cute, low priced baby clothes that I NEEDED and really wanted to buy. The problem was, I was in … Continue reading

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Some Retailers Say More About Their Clothing’s Origins

Hopefully this news article is right! Some Retailers Say More About Their Clothing’s Origins.

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SHOP WELL: The Hunt for Fair Trade

FAIR TRADE PLEDGE “I pledge to consume responsibly. I recognize that as a consumer, my buying power matters. I understand that each product I purchase plays a role in a larger narrative, affecting the life of an individual. Because of … Continue reading

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SHOP WELL: How do I shop like an abolitionist?

SHOP WELL In my previous post: How to be a 21st Century Abolitionist, one of the steps I shared was to SHOP WELL — Using our purchase power to support fair-trade items and companies.  This is a step that I admit … Continue reading

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How to be a 21st Century Abolistionist

Today at the Bay City Wesleyan Church, we had what we called a Freedom Sunday.  We learned more about how we stood against slavery as a denomination in the 1800’s and why we still need to fight against human trafficking today.  Here … Continue reading

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