Church to host lecture about human trafficking
by Taylor Pardue
Sandra Johnson, president and founder of Triad Ladder of Hope, will speak April 27 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church about the human trafficking.
The presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
Triad Ladder of Hope’s mission is to combat the rise of modern-day slavery, which it says effects 30 million people worldwide. For her presentation, Johnson will show a video entitled “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls.”
The video will be shown in the main sanctuary. A second lecture, one without the video presentation, will be given the next day. Johnson will speak on the same topic during the Sunday morning message starting at 11 a.m.
Ladder of Hope describes the video as a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends in modern sex slavery.
“From the very first scene, ‘Nefarious’ ushers you into the nightmare of sex slavery that hundreds of thousands experience daily,” a statement of Triad Ladder of Hope says.
Viewers will see where slaves are sold, where they work, and where they are confined. First-hand interviews with real victims and traffickers will be shown, along with expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders.
Some statistics from the video include: Europe’s number one crime is human trafficking, while being number two in the U.S., and approximately 80 percent of trafficking includes sexual exploitation, and 19 percent involves labor exploitation.
Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry, enslaving more people today than at any time in human history, according to the Triad Ladder of Hope.
About Triad Ladder of Hope:
The organization is a non-profit, faith-based group dedicated to the eradication of the exploitation, sale, and enslavement of men, women, and children, according to the organization’s website.
The organization is headquartered in High Point. The group believes four steps are necessary to bring about the end of human trafficking: awareness, rescue, restoration, and re-entry.
Ladder of Hope works with the Department of Health and Human Services – Rescue and Restoration, Abolition, Lutheran Services, National Christian Women’s Job Corps, the NC Coalition Against Human Trafficking, and the Salvation Army to try to achieve their goals.
To contact Taylor Pardue call 336-835-1513 ext. 15, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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