Friday, April 20, 2007

Just Work

You may have already guessed it by my last few posts - but I am tired of the slow pace we have set on the human trafficking front... in Canada we are particularly slow because our Country will not create/reform the law to protect and provide for the survivors of human trafficking... the police are not funded or informed enough to actually find them... the sally ann (God bless 'em) are left in a daze it seems without someone to follow. This gets me stirred up. We need to be the head not the tail. What I mean by that is that we need to start doing things whether they are 'legal', safe, risky, etc... while I was listening to the RCMP presenter (at the conference) I was checking out the info online (wireless) and up popped a 'How to run your own Escort centre' window... for $1000 I can get the in's and out's of a Vancouver based escort agency (including contacts for escorts, legal loop holes etc...). So, there it is. Let's start one... except instead of an escort business let's make it re-training and exit-ing. My idea didn't meet with great enthusiasm... (which I'm used to)... but what I don't understand is how the evil side can be so creative and flexible and daring -and the good side so grey, dull, and safe. International Justice Mission's founder in his book 'Terrify No More' suggests that the hardest thing about justice work is the work (and getting it started).
God help us all to JUST work - maybe, even as a turtle we could finish this race first!


lucy ar said...

Hey Danielle,
Lucy AitkenRead here. Loving your blog and hearing you on this one-
I am staunch on the idea that only Gods Holy Spirit can fill us with the creativity and imagination needed to actually restore justice.... and then I see stuff that would seem to blow that out the window. (Evil gets inventive too eh).
I guess it is about rating perserverance up there with daring innovation... (With God being the source of whatever is needed- turtle or hare!)

Anonymous said...

i love your passion - it is time to be risk takers but not law breakers. There will be holy ways to fight - i will pray the He will show them to you!

Anonymous said...

is there a time and a place for breaking the law?

armybarmy said...

well, everything Hitler did was legal - so clearly, the law isn't the only measure of morality - tell me, was it lawful to break Hitler's laws?

Captain Andrew Clark said...

If it was good enough for Bramwell Booth....


Andrew C

armybarmy said...

things that were illegal that changed the world (off the top of my head...) ;-)

1. open airs (army led the way in this)
2. blacks congregating (even praying together)
3. women preachers
4. nelson mandela (any public work)
5. hiding/rescuing Jews
6. Christianity... and still is in many places around the world...

let's keep it up. :-)

Jacynta said...

Sounds good to me!

Ricardo Walters said...

Hey, D...

I'm with you on this one (and on most others, too!). We're all way too slow to respond, waiting conservatively for a green-light from 'them'. Someone outside ourselves.

There are multiple fronts, though, I think. We could engage with the lobbyists, or with the interventionists, or with the police. We could go the rescue-route. And the prosecution route.

Or, we could work with neighbourhoods to identify the source and root cause of demand that drives exploitation, and at the same time work with those neighbourhoods to identify the roots for supply. This opens up all kinds of exciting, creative, ambitious opportunities for international action together.

Let's act local, but think global.