Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery
Slavery didn't end in 1833, when William Wilberforce's decades-long campaign finally resulted in the Slavery Abolition Act. It didn't end in 1863, when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. It didn't end in 1949, when the United Nations declared trafficking...
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Slavery didn't end in 1833, when William Wilberforce's decades-long campaign finally resulted in the Slavery Abolition Act. It didn't end in 1863, when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. It didn't end in 1949, when the United Nations declared trafficking "incompatible with the dignity and worth of the human person." The sad truth is, slavery never ended. It just went underground, where it continues to exploit powerless men, women and children in horrific ways throughout the world. Now for the good news: you have power. In Refuse to Do Nothing, "Abolitionist Mamas" Shayne Moore and Kimberly Yim share their stories of coming to terms with the power available to them in their normal, everyday lives to
illuminate the shadows where those who traffic in people hide
compel corporations to fight slavery in how their products are made
motivate politicians to fight for human dignity
mobilize friends and strangers alike to fight slavery at home and throughout the world
Slavery doesn't end without a fight. But get to know Shayne and Kimberly and their abolitionist friends, and you'll find the power God grants to all who fight for the powerless, and the joy awaiting those who refuse to do nothing.
Shayne Moore, MA is an author, speaker, mama of three, and outspoken advocate in the fight against extreme poverty and Global AIDS. Shayne is one of the original members of the ONE Campaign, The Campaign to Make Poverty History. www.one.org. Moore sits on the executive board of directors for Upendo Village, an HIV/AIDS clinic in Kenya. www.upendovillage.org andon the board of directors for Growers First, which empowers rural farmers in the developing world. www.GrowersFirst.org Shayne has written for ONE's blog, Christianity Today's Gifted for Leadership, and pens a column in the magazine, FullFill. Check out her personal blog at ww.GlobalSoccerMom.com. Shayne is a member of Redbud Writers Guild. www.RedbudWritersGuild.com.
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