Sunday, June 20, 2010

UK Christians Fight Human Trafficking; Rescue Many Young Children from Slavery

A growing number of Christians in the United Kingdom (UK) have taken an important stand against human trafficking by rescuing young children from some of the worst kinds of modern slavery, the Christian Broadcast Network website reported yesterday (June 19, 2010).

Hope for Justice says children as young as three have been trafficked into the UK from China, Bangladesh, and Nigeria for sex, drugs, and domestic slavery. They say the situation has become worse, with a massive 50 percent increase in child trafficking in the UK in the past two years.

Ben Cooley -- founder of Hope for Justice -- hosted "The Stand" event in Manchester to equip the church to help end human trafficking in Europe.

Cooley said he started the initiative after hearing about the plight of trafficked people around the world.

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