Human trafficking is a deeply concerning issue as it goes against the inherent value and dignity of every human being. As Christians, we believe that every person is made in the image of God and thus should be treated with respect, love, and compassion.

However, the reality of human trafficking violates this fundamental belief by exploiting and manipulating individuals for the purpose of profit and gain. This exploitation can take many forms, including forced labor, sexual exploitation, and enslavement.

In the face of this evil, Christians must stand up and take action to defend the vulnerable and oppressed. This can include supporting organizations that work to rescue and care for victims of trafficking, advocating for laws and policies that protect their rights, and praying for an end to this horrific crime.

At the same time, we must also recognise that the root causes of human trafficking, such as poverty, injustice, and corruption, must be addressed if we hope to bring an end to this issue. Christians must strive to live out the call to love our neighbour, care for the poor and marginalized, and work for justice and peace in our world.

As consumers, we also play a role in perpetuating human trafficking. Unfortunately, many of the products we purchase and use on a daily basis may have been made by individuals who were trafficked or forced to work in inhumane conditions. This can include products such as clothing, electronics, and even certain foods.

Therefore, it is crucial for us to be conscious of the origin of the products we consume and to seek out those that were made under fair and ethical conditions. This can include choosing products that are certified as ethically-sourced, supporting companies with strong anti-trafficking policies, and being mindful of our consumption habits in general.

By being mindful of our consumption choices, we can work to disrupt the demand for goods produced through trafficking and exploitation. It is our duty as responsible consumers to ensure that the products we use do not contribute to the exploitation of others. Through our choices, we can help bring an end to human trafficking and ensure that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

Human trafficking is a serious offense against humanity and as Christians, and human beings, we have a responsibility to speak out against it and work to bring an end to this evil.


In celebration of Sr Bakhita’s Day, we hosted a Facebook Live interview with David Lohan, author of At Freedom’s Crossroads. He provided some excellent insights into the scourge that is human trafficking.

Thank you to everyone who joined for your comments questions and interactions. The interview video is embedded below and is available on our Facebook page.