Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
Telecinco links the church leader to a police macro-operation against child pornography. Evangelical representatives ask the national tv broadcaster to rectify publicly.
“Ignorance and the lack of resources cause many people to remain isolated”, psychologist Silvia Villares says. She has organised a forum with experts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ionela Olguta (from Romania) died in the basement of a night club in Málaga. The Spanish Evangelical Anti-Trafficking Network demands “zero tolerance against trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women”.
Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar survived Daesh slavery. “There remain more than 3,500 child and women held hostage as slaves under Daesh. Every day they die a thousand times”, they told MEPs.
Sexual immorality really does open a doorway for the devil, not only in one’s own life, but in the whole community.
Several studies show a “scandalous fall” of the age of those who pay for sex in Spain. “They see it as fun, and prefer not to know if the women are victims of trafficking.”
About 120,000 people are sexually exploited in Italy. The ‘Alleanza Tesori Raggianti’ network partners with local churches to offer “true healing in Christ”, Erika Tello explains.