MOG Day 19 – Seek to End Oppression
He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.
Oppression is the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. My kids might say that they are oppressed but oppression is a serious problem even in America in 2013.
Just do a google search on sex-trafficking, and you will discover that Atlanta is the number one hub for human trafficking in the US. It is a real problem with real faces of men, women, and children who make this crime a monstrosity.
But how do those of us who are naive to these things seek to end oppression?
1) Find your cause: slavery, sex trafficking, genocide.. think about what you want to see gone the most and start there.
2) Find others that share your cause: look for web sites that might support your cause: http://www.endhumantrafficking.org/get-involved/individual-action, http://www.fairtradeusa.org/ are both good ones to get started with.
3) Take a step: Donate, write a letter, spread the word. Sometimes that’s all it takes for outrage to take the power away from those in authority to commit such crimes.
Until Everyone Hears,
Buying and selling people is a depressing reality. People want to believe the problem is limited to downtown streets, but it is here in our very midst; we simply refuse to to see. As God's people, we are called to use whatever tools we have to call attend to those who are bought and sold like cattle.
Keep of the good work Shannon :)!!!