The ELCIC is called to oppose sexual exploitation in all its manifestations. This includes addressing social and economic injustices that leave people more vulnerable to exploitation. This church will be critical of messages, images, policies, and practices that diminish the dignity of individuals or groups. This church will journey with, learn from, and advocate for those who have been exploited. This church will speak out against people choosing to engage in exploitive behaviour. We seek to learn effective ways to support those who are sincerely trying to repent of oppressive behaviour. This church opposes all practices that turn the human body into a commodity to be bought and sold. The sexual body is never to be used as an object for commercial purposes. We are committed to advocating for laws and policies that seek to prevent sexual exploitation in all its manifestations. For this reason, we have decided to support Thursdays in Black.