Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Modern Day Slavery

The free Christian Audio download this month is the audiobook Not for Sale, by David Batstone. It's a book about modern day slavery and those who are trying to bring it to an end. Download it here for free.

In recent years various individuals and organisations have helped to raise our awareness of modern day slavery. According to an article article on the U.N. website, modern day forced labour affects millions of people. Admittedly it is hard to measure the extent of a phenomenon that is clandestine due to its criminal status. The estimates range from 2.5 million up to 27 million. Even taking the lower figure it is a truly shocking statistic.

To find out more vist the Stop the Traffik website. Also some personal stories in a Guardian article.

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