Summer holiday is just finishing up for those of us who live in North America. And while that means longer days, sleeping in and enjoying more time with our friends, there are millions and millions of people for whom it’s just another season of slavery. Slaves don’t get a break during the summer, and their oppressors don’t take one. Children have been oppressed this summer. Boys, girls, men and women will slave away long hours under someone else’s control. Sex traffickers will buy and sell people to be abused day and night.
So, what can you do about it? Start making plans now to launch Loose Change to Loosen Chains at your school or church this summer or in the fall. Also, check back in next week at this time when I write about an idea for students and adults to use their purchasing power to help make a difference.
[photo by Kay Chernish – TIP Office]