02 Sep 2017

The Daughters of God

Amid the pulsating rock music and flashing strobe lights of a New Hampshire strip club, exotic dancers perform on stage. The club’s clientele are men, but on this night, two

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02 Sep 2017

The Healing Power of Restoration Ink

For victims of human trafficking, physical marks come in a variety of forms. Some are scars from drug use that often accompany such a lifestyle. Other marks result from acts

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02 Sep 2017

Finding a Way Out

Combating human trafficking The official Salvation Army statement on human trafficking: The Salvation Army is deeply committed to the modern–day fight against human trafficking (for sexual and labor purposes) and

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02 Sep 2017

A drink from The Well

It was Jenny’s idea. “No one who comes to The Well* should have to drink from a paper cup,” she said. “It’s so temporary. So disposable. So impersonal. No. Every

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02 Sep 2017

Does anyone care?

“Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.” — Bishop Desmond Tutu It all started so innocently for

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01 Sep 2017

Freedom for the Captives

Long ago the prophet Isaiah said, “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has

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01 Sep 2017

Healing Both Sides

When I was a victim of human trafficking, my nickname was “Ghost.” I would disappear. I never stayed in one place or did one thing for too long. Growing up

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01 Sep 2017

Modern Babylon Revisited

The Salvation Army’s War on Human Trafficking In 1885, decades before he became the second General of The Salvation Army, Bramwell Booth and his wife, Florence Soper Booth, were young

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01 Sep 2017

Fight Human Trafficking on your phone

The popularity of cell phone apps has made it easier to educate people about the signs of human trafficking and help them report those signs to authorities. Below are four

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01 Jul 2016

A Conversation About Human Trafficking

When I learned about human trafficking, I was a high school student. I noticed a Salvation Army campaign in Brazil during the World Cup. The Army was front and center

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01 May 2016

one stitch at a time

Massillon, Ohio, Combats Human Trafficking Massillon, Ohio, with its tidy homes and midwestern charm, could easily serve as a set for the movie “Pleasantville.” The blue–collar folks who live there

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