Thursday, August 28, 2008

Freedom Fridays...


Writing out a few prayer directives for the Freedom Friday network members today... it reminded me of the importance of God's people asking God to intervene and bring about justice for the victims of trafficking in our world... a million of them currently being enslaved. Have you considered joining the network?
every friday we fast and pray (lunchtime) in solidarity with the victims of trafficking and we pray for God's intervention. Some young people do this in groups at school - others meet at the corps - others still do it quietly and intentionally at their jobs... justsalvos@aus.salvationarmy.org is the place to email with freedom friday in the subject line... we'll sign you up!
Today we are asking all Australians (and anyone who will join us) to pray for the high court's decision on the definition of slavery - key to advancing the fight against traffickers in Australia.

2 comments:

Sally X said...

Have you taken other actions besides praying to influence the outcome? What if you're supposed to be God's means of intervention and you're on your knees rather than in the courtroom or the statehouse where the action is?

armybarmy said...

good question:
we have taken other action and will continue to pressure the government to change it's legislation to reflect it's promises to the UN... also, we've submitted an intent to tender for the provision of trafficking victims across the nation... we are currently using Stopthetraffik campaign as a means to spread awareness and advocacy for the victims of trafficking in the world...
I say BRING IT ON... the more strategies that emerge - the better... the reality of it is that human trafficking is a God-sized problem... and to really get to the heart of it we need to ask God for help... surely that's doing something that will help.
thanks for your comments.
Danielle