On Thursday, July 30, the ELCIC joins in lifting up World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. This international day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013, the same year the ELCIC National Convention committed to addressing human trafficking.
Our Full Communion partner, the Anglican Church of Canada, has a number of resources on addressing human trafficking, including Freedom Sunday.
Other resources to consider include the following:
- The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking – a national charity dedicated to ending all types of human trafficking in Canada
- KAIROS Spirited Reflection: Paper Dolls and the United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons – written by ELCIC Pastor, Rev. Karen Stepko
- Canadian Council of Churches resource Sexual Exploitation in Canada: A Leadership and Learning Kit for Churches
- Canadian Council for Refugees information on protecting trafficked persons in Canada
- RCMP information on learning to recognize human trafficking and how to help prevent and respond to it