“‘I got me slave-girls and slaves.’
…For what price, tell me?
What did you find in existence worth
as much as this human nature?
What price did you put on rationality?
How many staters did you get for selling that being shaped by God? …If he is in the likeness of God, and rules the whole earth, and has been granted authority over everything on earth from God, who is his buyer, tell me? Who is his seller?
-Saint Gregory of Nyssa, 335-395AD
January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the US. Human Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery. From Jan 1st-11th, we’ll be posting daily blogs with inspiration from the history of the movement to end slavery. Our resolution is to protect & defend the vulnerable and to restore & empower survivors. Join us in beginning 2012 by pausing to recharge our spirits as we carry on towards the end of slavery and the sexual exploitation of children.