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CSW 58: The Catholic Church and Human Trafficking

March 19, 2014

During a day focused on Human Trafficking, the Catholic Church was praised by high ranking UN officials for its efforts to end this grisly practice, while a ruling of the US District Court was criticized for interfering with the Church’s work.

IRD Board Chair Receives Woman of the Year Honors

June 6, 2013

In May the World Congress of Families (WCF) honored IRD board Chair Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse for her steadfast advancement of pro-family issues. WCF released the following statement acknowledging Dr. Crouse’s recognition: At a…

Sex Trafficking is Sexual Assault

April 18, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) Recently, the European Union released its first “Trafficking in human beings” report. This report, providing data concerning human trafficking in the EU from 2008-2010, revealed that sexual exploitation is the…

The Dark Descent of Pornography

February 10, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@AaronGaglia) Recently, Anna Broadway, author of “Sexless in the City: A Memoir of Reluctant Chastity” called for Christians to pray for buyers of sex and users of pornography. She got the…

The Dark Side of International Adoption

February 7, 2013

By Mikhail Bell (@Bellsworld) Regent University’s Center for Global Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, has raised the profile of human trafficking and child protection, such adoption, issues within Christian and secular…

Linda Smith on Sex Trafficking and the Normalization of Aberrant Sexuality

January 28, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) On January 9th, Family Research Council held an event entitled Human Trafficking: Modern Slavery in order to educate the public about sex trafficking in the U.S.  This event featured two…

Shared Hope International Releases States’ Sex Trafficking Report Card

January 3, 2013

By Mikhail Bell (@Bellsworld) As fall wound down, Shared Hope International, a faith-based anti-trafficking organization, released its annual Protected Innocence Challenge Report in Washington DC. The study, which assigns A thru F letter grades…

Regent University Anti-Trafficking Gathers Local, National Leaders

December 13, 2012

by Addie Darling Last Wednesday, Regent University and the Protecting Children Foundation hosted The Model City Conference, a gathering on Regent’s Virginia Beach campus to discuss the growing problem of sex trafficking in the…

Human Trafficking and Joseph Kony’s “Wife”

November 9, 2012

By Mikhail Bell Most American 16-year-olds anticipate the thrill of finally receiving a driver’s license and junior prom. Across the pond in Central Africa, different realities inform the teenage experience, as the rescue of…

Child Trafficking on the Rise in Mali

October 13, 2012

By Addie Darling According to reports from a senior U.N. official this Wednesday, extremists looking to impose a radical interpretation of Islamic law in northern Mali are abusing human rights, enacting violence against women…

Human Trafficking Takes Center Stage in Washington, DC

October 8, 2012

By Mikhail Bell Over the last 12 months, human trafficking has entered the national conversation for reasons good and bad. On September 29, anti-human trafficking supporters put on an event that should gave all…

State Department Praises, HHS Chides Christian Anti-Trafficking Advocates

August 8, 2012

Mikhail Bell August 8, 2012 Hillary Clinton speaks at the annual human trafficking awards ceremony (Photo credit:   On June 19, the State Department held its annual release ceremony for the 2011 Trafficking…