Contribution to Book
Injustice, such as human trafficking, leaves an unnerving sense that something is wrong. Due to an inadequate Christian response, we need to re-think, re-imagine, and restore a theology of a good God and a good Gospel in a bad world. We need a response that is personal yet broad; one that explains but also responds. The Bible reveals a good God intervening in a world gone bad. Our response today needs to include awareness of human trafficking and those opposing it, purposeful prayer practices to connect with God, lamentation to express true empathy, advocacy on behalf of those who suffer, and generosity for justice. Human trafficking provides one example of current injustice Gen Z is poised to act upon, as well as a Christian response that brings those trafficked to a place that can be their true home.
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The 180° Symposium
Case, Kate and Case, Steve, "Take Me Home: Practical Ways Young People Can Respond to Human Trafficking" (2021). 180 Symposium Publications. 8.
Posed with permission, Center for Youth Evangelism at Andrews University