Languages: EU, UA, RU, DE Spiritual first aid helps people recognize common spiritual and emotional reactions to disasters. Like physical first aid, it is intended to start an ongoing process of care. This guide can point people to skills and resources that will aid in recovery. It uses principles and exercises adapted from the program model of the Trauma Healing Institute.
The Parent Resource is designed to help equip and empower parents with practical tools to engage in meaningful conversations around tough topics like: trafficking; sex; pornography and grooming; in a healthy, relevant, safe and age appropriate manner.
WEA and European Freedom Network Launch New Global Network to Step Up Efforts in Fight Against Human Trafficking
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the European Freedom Network (EFN) are pleased to announce the launch of a new global network to fight human trafficking. An estimated 43 million people worldwide are caught up in this modern form of slavery, in which women, men and children are exploited, bought and sold for economic gain. [...]
What can your church do to impact trafficking? Bring your five loaves and two fish...and perhaps a pair of gloves. When we started to become familiar with the trafficking situation in the central-European city where we live, we wanted to find ways that our church could come alongside organizations on the front lines of this battle.
The European Commission released its strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings for 2021-205 on April 14, 2021.
Walk Into Freedom: Christian Outreach to People Involved in Commercial Sexual Exploitation | Ruth Robb & Marion Carson
Walk into Freedom is a practical manual for Christians who want to enable people to leave commercial sexual exploitation. The result of decades of experience, it will guide you through the stages of building up a ministry, from initial street outreach to establish ing a charity. Grounded in Biblical teaching throughout, it provides essential training material on teamwork, health, trauma, addiction and recovery, exiting, discipleship and spirituality.
Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help offers a practical approach to engaging the Bible and mental health principles to find God’s healing for wounds of the heart. “Healing the Wounds of Trauma”, together with its Facilitator’s Guide, offers a simple method of “therapy”. It brings a group of people together in a safe place, where they can help each other heal. It is a holistic and Bible-based approach to helping people heal from trauma that recognizes that trauma affects every part of a person: mind, body, and spirit. Lessons use art, stories, activities and questions to help people engage deeply with themselves, with God, and with each other.
A face can tell a million stories and over the years humanitarian campaigns have relied on the use of imagery to raise awareness, raise funds and mobilise support. Over time a very strong link has developed between humanitarian assistance and imagery. In particular, the faces of victims are often used as part of victims’ voice to communicate their stories or a means to reinforce a message. This “humanitarian narrative” has been and continues to be used to bridge the distance between the victim and the audience, allowing the stories to be heard and making the stories more accessible. Using victims’ images and often, the misuse of such images, raise important ethical questions. Hence, one must evaluate closely whether such use is acceptable and that the victims’ best interest should be the primary consideration and their autonomy and rights must be respected at all times.
Understanding similarities and differences between faith-based and non-faith-based anti-trafficking NGOs with Recommendations for Improved Partnership and Effectiveness. This study contributes knowledge about anti-trafficking faith-based and non-faith-based NGOs—how they compare in their goals and mission, why they do what they do, the care philosophies and services that they have, and how they can work together. This report is based on research conducted in Cambodia on anti-trafficking Christian faith-based organisations (FBOs) and non-faith-based NGOs, as well as collaboration after the study to present the findings (with recommendations) in an accessible and helpful way to a global audience of anti-trafficking professionals.
Global Toolbox of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Responses | Salvation Army & Anglican Alliance
Toolbox of ideas for Church responses at different levels by the Global Anglican Alliance and the international Salvation Army, with input from many other faith and government actors. This resource helps churches engage with issues of trafficking, suggesting a wide variety of possible responses. It covers all forms of Modern Slavery and explains theologically why this is an issue for the church, including the need for prayer. The toolkit contains both practical suggestions and advice on building connections both locally and nationally.”