The Center for Justice and Reconciliation (CJR) at Point Loma Nazarene University seeks to help others understand and engage locally, nationally and internationally around the issues related to human trafficking. The CJR’s mission is to “study poverty and oppression and teach Christian means of social engagement.” There is a contemporary global abolition movement on the grow, and the students, faculty and staff of PLNU have taken responsibility for getting involved.
January 11, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
From the Blog
Human trafficking and contemporary slavery are important issues that have gotten a whole lot of attention over the past decade. Largely as a result of activism in the United States, countries all over the world have been scrambling to bring their laws into line with US benchmarks. International aid agencies have added this issue to their portfolio. International donors are giving money to support these efforts. And, perhaps most the most exciting thing for a social movement scholar like myself, is to see the issue of contemporary slavery emerge as a full-blown social movement. It’s got all the moving parts—a clear and compelling message, major support, the public’s attention, and changing norms and policies all over the world.