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Refuse to Click, Cripple a Monster: What we can do about human trafficking

May 28, 2015

Congress recently sent “The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act” to President Obama. The act, which is expected to be signed into law, will provide further support for human trafficking victims by expanding law…

Former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton addresses the United Methodist Women Assembly.

Hillary Clinton Addresses United Methodist Women Assembly

April 27, 2014

In what many observers see as an effort to bolster her faith credentials, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave the keynote address at the United Methodist Women Assembly this Saturday.


#Facepalm Friday: Prostitution as the New Methodist Sexual Liberation Front?

March 14, 2014

A liberal United Methodist caucus suggests celebrating teenage prostitution as a means of “liberation.”

2013 TIP Report Highlights Survivors, Honors Heroes

July 3, 2013

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Frank Schaeffer Seeks to Bridge “Culture War” Divide with Anti-Trafficking Efforts

June 20, 2013

by Mikhail Bell (@bellsworld) Frank Schaeffer’s fervide keynotes bookended the May 23-25 Trafficking in America conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Over 200 people from federal government agencies, non-profits and local churches attended the annual three-day…

Faith Leaders Advise White House on Human Trafficking Efforts

May 13, 2013

By Mikhail Bell (@Bellsworld) On April 10, the 14-member Faith-Based Advisory Council , of which Katharine Jefferts Schori, Leith Anderson and Lynne Hybels are members, announced the completion of a 36-page report, nearly one…

Emory President Ignites Furor over Slavery Reference

February 28, 2013

By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) The President of Emory University has ignited controversy for citing the original constitutional agreement of 1787 that counted three-fifths of the slave population in congressional representation as a “compromise” that…

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…

IRD Board Chair Comments on Louie Giglio’s Ouster

January 15, 2013

By Janice Shaw Crouse Last week, the Rev. Louie Giglio, pastor of Atlanta’s Passion City Church, was pressured to withdraw from giving the benediction at President Obama’s second inaugural ceremony. A liberal watchdog group…

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…

Tooley: 45 UMC Congressmen Unlikely to Work Together on Fiscal Compromise

November 29, 2012

Some Methodist leaders have expressed doubt that the 45 members of the United Methodist Church in Congress will effectively cooperate as a unit. Despite the common religious affiliation, some Methodists outside of the federal…