Today’s resourcing breakfast featured Debbie Wright, fromlibertytocaptivity.com. Debbie is a former advocate for International Justice Mission who is currently working on a documentary about human trafficking in Pennsylvania. Debbie shared statistics about human trafficking globally and locally, pointing out that Pennsylvania is a hotbed for trafficking because of the highway system that connects so many portions of the country. But Pennsylvania, and Mennonites in Pennsylvania, also has a history of abolition … and can again.
“Make no mistake. God sees and God is angry…. He hears [the victims’] cries and he wants to bring rescue. So this heaviness you feel inside is God calling…. We are his plan of rescue… to step into the dark places.”
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During her talk, Debbie recommended the book Just Church by Jim Martin and referred to the 1688 Protest Against Slavery.