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RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

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EFN POSITION PAPERS

EFN makes official stands on issues associated with human trafficking and commercial exploitation.

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RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

EFN has curated this recommended reading list from academic and well researched sources.

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CHURCH RESOURCES

These resources are specifically designed to help the wider church respond to human trafficking and commercial exploitation.

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POSITION PAPERS

EFN makes official stands on issues associated with human trafficking and commercial exploitation.

The Duties of the Authorities within European Union Member States regarding Victims of Human Trafficking

European Union legislation already requires or requests Member States to do many things regarding human trafficking. Here is a summary of the main points focused on how they treat Victims of Human Trafficking (VoTs). Please refer especially to Directive 2011/36/EU and Directive 2004/81/EC See also the separate EFN text on other responsibilities of the authorities in EU Member States - which put many more requirements upon them.

Duties of the authorities in EU Member States

European Union legislation already requires or requests EU Member States to do many things regarding human trafficking. Here is a summary of the main points. Please refer especially to Directive 2011/36/EU . See also the separate EFN text on the the rights of Victims of Trafficking – which put many more requirements on the authorities.

EFN Terminology Guide

The issue of terminology is complex and nuanced and as understanding increases, terminology evolves. EFN believes that the words we use matter. They matter in helping us to be clear on our position against all forms of exploitation of persons and in ensuring the dignity of the person.

EFN Stance on Prostitution

EFN unashamedly opposes the sex trade, knowing it to be exploitative, harmful and dangerous for those involved in it. We believe: • that consent cannot be purchased • that the sex trade degrades all parties and • that laws must be in place to protect the dignity and worth of all human beings.

CHURCH RESOURCES

These resources are specifically designed to help the wider church respond to human trafficking and commercial exploitation.

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 – 2021 Edition | American Bible Society

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.

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.”

Hands That Heal | Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking

The Hands That Heal curricula was developed to provide a comprehensive approach for Christian aftercare providers. It provides a foundation for further more localized and specialized training. The curricula was written by an international group of 40 writers (both academics and practitioners) and published in two forms: a community-based curriculum for training organizations and churches and an academic curriculum for use in universities, colleges, and seminaries. The community edition is available in 14 languages. I have used the curriculum in introductory seminars with organizations and churches interested in human trafficking for sexual purposes. Here in Paris, we require anyone interested in being a volunteer with #25 @Porteurs d’Espoir to complete the Hands That Heal training as part of the application and screening process. – Joni L. Middleton, Project Rescue Europe

Setting the Captives Free: The Bible and Human Trafficking | Marion L.S. Carson

In Setting the Captives Free Marion Carson sets out to answer the question, what does the Bible say about human trafficking? Aimed at Christian anti-trafficking activists and church groups, the book offers an overview of the biblical material on slavery and the sex trade. Acknowledging that there is a difference between the biblical worldview and most Christians today with regard to slavery, it suggests that we can learn much from the Abolitionists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Following their example, it reads the biblical text through the lens of the law of love. Each chapter provides study questions and is illustrated throughout.

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