Friday, September 12, 2008

Human Trafficking

October 10 and 12 is an important date for Seattle.
Why? The artfully done documentary called Call and Response about human trafficking will be shown in Seattle. (go to to see a trailer)

Watch out however. If you watch this film, you may never recover your heart.

Did you know:
that 2.2 million children are sold into slavery every year?
that slave traders made more than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined last year?
that children are cheaper than cattle in India and are sold more often?
that 27 million people are in slavery against their will?
that 100's of billions of dollars are traded in human trafficking each year?
that almost no one is in human trafficking by choice?

More people are slaves on our planet today than at any other time in history.

What is our response?

Justice is what love looks like in public. Jesus calls us to do justice and to love mercy.

One of the best ways to live this out today is to respond to the daunting reality of human trafficking. I can not look the other way. You can not look the other way.

Where to start? Let's attend Call and Response the weekend of October 10-12. There were be several viewings at the Central Cinema downtown (1411 21st Ave)

Let's fill the seats and after we allow our hearts to be pierced respond as Jesus would: with acts of justice and mercy.

Will you join me?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The dates have actually changed slightly from the time of this blog posting:

The Film will be showing at the Landmark (METRO) Cinema in Seattle:

All of the showings will begin at 7:00

The Dates it is showing are:
Thursday October 9th
Monday October 13th - Thursday October 16th

Feel free to purchase tickets online or contact me with any questions: