On Saturday, October 20th, a walk against human trafficking took place all over the world. This annual “Walk For Freedom” was organized by the A21 Campaign, a nonprofit anti-trafficking organization. A21 was founded by Australian speaker and author, Christine Caine. About ten years ago, God called Christine to take action against modern day slavery and to bring awareness of this ongoing injustice.
What is the A21 Campaign?
“We are a nonprofit organization fueled by radical hope that human beings everywhere will be rescued from bondage and completely restored. We are the abolitionists of the 21st century. We work with you to free slaves and disrupt the demand.” www.a21.org
The 2018 “Walk For Freedom” took place in over 50 countries, with tens of thousands of people participating.
Saturday morning in Dallas, TX:
I joined the other participants, wearing all black, and we began walking, remembering the lives that have fallen victim to human trafficking. We marched in a line, in silence, allowing our actions and the signs that we carried to speak for us.
The walk lasted for 45 minutes, as we went through neighborhoods and around the town square. People stopped and watched us as we walked, with curiosity or interest.
After experiencing this walk, I hope that more people will become aware that slavery still exists today. Carrying signs can only do so much. We must be willing to take a step against this injustice. We may not be able to save everyone, but helping “the one” is what matters.
“For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” –Galatians 5:13-14