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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.
He is one of several Christians in the country who are now publicly asking to be recognised and respected: “We are no aliens, we are Moroccans”.
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.
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”.
What are the views of Evangelical Focus readers on the refugee crisis, marriage, ecumenism, sexual exploitation and the reliability of the Bible? We have selected the answers to some of the questions asked on our website.
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”.
There is a slavery that is all the more insidious for being largely hidden and undetected: the slavery of sin.
After the Saudi-led coalition blockade, Yemen faces “the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Some seven million people are on the brink of famine”, the UN warns.
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.
A person has an inherited dignity, regardless of whether he/she is healthy, sick, disabled, or suffering
The northwestern German state has formally banned 2 Hells Angels groups. "Their everyday lives consist of forced prostitution, violence, weapons, and drugs", NRW state Interior Minister says.
What if, when a police chief or politician spoke about human trafficking, we were ready to respond with our stories and expertise?
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.
“It is in our humanitarian tradition as evangelical Christians to extend human rights to all groups, including the unborn”, says Evangelical Alliance Ireland Executive Director Nick Park.
The majority of the political parties voted in favour of the Bill that could endanger religious freedom. The ruling Conservatives (PP) confirmed their abstention.
“It is very important to communicate with those we are going to defend, otherwise, we can hurt them, or put them in jeopardy”, says Hans Gravaas of the Stefanus Alliance International.
The new video of the European Freedom Network addresses the dangers of social media.
The World Evangelical Alliance supports the USA National Association of Evangelicals in condemning white supremacy. “Jesus Christ has the power to break down racial barriers.”
Young Christians gathered at Madrid’s central square Sol to denounce human trafficking. A flashmob highlighted the work of three evangelical NGOs which support women who escape sexual slavery in Spain.
Spanish preacher and songwriter Alex Sampedro: “It is time to make it clear that we want to bless the cities, we want to present Jesus to the people around us.”
The 8th Evangelical Congress was held, a Festival of Hope celebrated Jesus in the centre of Madrid. A commemorative service gathered 8,000. “Spanish society benefits from the action of evangelical churches”, says Justice Minister.
The concern of the artist is to penetrate psychologically in the scenes of Old and New Testament.
Around 300 representatives participated in the annual Baptist World Alliance gathering in Thailand. The Venezuela humanitarian crisis and the needs of refugees were also highlighted.
More than 5,000 new cases were reported last year, many in London. “FGM is not related to religion”, World Vision activist Susana Oliver says.