Friday, February 22, 2008

Love 146

I am a part of a group called Jubilee. We are... Inspired by Jesus's radical commitment to peace and justice, we seek to build a movement that will embrace people of all faiths in a common purpose: revealing the presence of slavery in our own society and around the world, creating places of refuge for slavery's victims, and offering support and healing for all who seek freedom and hope.

This morning I received an email from one of the members of this group who offered an article from the group Love146 . If you have some time take a look around their website, its very well done and they have a ton of resources.

One of the things that I was intrigued by is their campaign to boycott Craig's List. The reasoning behind this is that they put forth an offer for the Craig's list heads to commit to take steps towards placing more protections on the ability for people to buy and sell individuals on their website. Basically, as it stands you can find out how to connect with women and children who are being prostituted against their will via an easy search on Criag's List.

This is not okay.

I have to admit, I haven't done much research to find out the legitimacy of these claims and apologize if they are incorrect. But, it seems legit to me, and its worth thinking about how we as individuals fuel these types of resources.

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