While it is not a topic much discussed in America, the last Thursday in February has been designated “Red X” Day to raise awareness that 27 million people are being held in slavery around the world.
Human trafficking, bonded labor and forced labor are all part of a “hidden” population of slaves around the world. The CNN Freedom Project defines slavery as “occurring when one person completely controls another person, using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically, pays them nothing and they cannot walk away.”
Members of First Baptist Church of Eupora in Eupora, Miss., first became aware of the End It Movement’s campaign to bring awareness to the issue of slavery following the Passion Conference in Atlanta, Ga. in January. Conference attendees were encouraged to bring awareness to their home churches and communities. Continue reading