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“Ignorance and the lack of resources cause many people to remain isolated”, psychologist Silvia Villares says. She has organised a forum with experts.
John Stevens, National Director of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches in the UK, examines the particular challenges to sexual integrity that Christian leaders face.
“The reasons why somebody might have sex with a prostitute are very different from the reasons why somebody might want to have an affair with a member of their congregation”. An analysis by John Stevens, National Director of FIEC (UK).
The archbishop of Canterbury answered the questions of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. “The Bible is utterly, brutally blunt about the difference between forgiveness and the consequences of sin”.
“We will hear deeply painful accounts of abuse, of poor response, and of ‘cover-up’”, Bishop Peter Hancock told the General Synod.
Christian Aid took action after two sexual misconduct cases were reported in 2017. Organisations under suspicion could lose European Union funds.
A short film shows the work of Pastor Gennaro Chiocca among victims of trafficking in Italy, the European country with the highest rate of prostitution.
More than 32,000 cases of human trafficking have been analysed by Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery.
The 16-year-old girls had been offered jobs as kitchen assistants. An increasing number of exploited women in Spain are nationals.
“We need to teach our boys and girls that porn is wrong, unhealthy and dangerous”.
“It only takes ten seconds to crush a man’s ambitions”, says Frank Underwood before becoming President.
The religious group founded by Edir Macedo has been accused of trafficking children from Portugal to Brazil and the USA. Portuguese evangelicals clearly distance themselves from the “doctrines and practices” of the group.
It is time for us to say #wetoo if we are praying for a profound awakening in our churches, if we are willing our churches to have a renewed testimony in our society. We mustn’t fear.
One third of the users around the world are minors, the newest report of the agency for cihldren explains. “Many have a digital footprint before they can even walk or talk”.
A rehabilitated Spanish pimp explains how prostitution rings pay only €1,200 for an enslaved woman. “They become a blank cheque, the benefit of their exploitation could exceed €200,000”.
The European Freedom Network, formed by more than 200 partner organisations, becomes a legal entity. Experts, campaigners and Christian workers shared resources at the 2017 “Bridge” conference.
On October, 15, churches celebrate #FreedomSunday to raise awareness of world’s fastest growing global crime. Other initiatives all around the world include conferences and marches for freedom.
According to a Save The Children report, 100 million minors are vulnerable in countries where child marriage is legal.
“We’re going to make it simpler to report problems”, Mark Zuckerberg says. Since 2016, at least 50 criminal or violent incidents have been broadcast over Facebook Live.
The man and his wife were selling girls for over 10 years.
The Spanish police and Europol coordinate a “pioneer” action through the European Technical Research Unit. At least 39 people arrested in 18 countries.
“Criminals may start with social networking platforms and then move to phone and video chat”, says Christian expert Ioana Humelnicu. “Being judged is the biggest fear of victims.”
Sexual slavery is “still taboo in our society”, says Mikaela Bruce, director of “Pasarea” (The Bird). It tells the story of a Romanian girl trafficked into Spain for prostitution.
Counselor Diane Langberg on how to listen to victims well.
“It is known that a good part of the women who are recruited for prostitution are minors”, says sociologist Richard Poulin.