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Overcoming the Obstacles of Sin and Pain

[ ‘SHARE’ Jul – Oct 2017 ] TAKING ACTION
When we said we should respond to the grand problem of human trafficking, we often think of serving the victimised. However, the experience of frontline workers reminds us that the traffickers, though evil, also possess God’s image and are as deprived of care and love as the victims.

In March, Harmony Baptist Church hosted a seminar about ways to walk alongside those who are struggling with sins and those who have been hurt deeply by others’ sins...

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Combating Sex Trafficking at One of the Worst Commercial Sex Hubs

Thailand is the hub of commercial sex in SE Asia, attracting locals, foreigners and expats to buy the companion of young women and children, of them many are sex trafficking victims. To effectively combat sex trafficking activities, more proactive and rigorous actions must be taken! CEDAR’s partner in Thailand, Nvader, has been working closely with local policemen to do that. And we recently received good news from them!

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Remembering the Exploited People in Japan

When we talk about human trafficking, we immediately think of poor people from developing countries being deceived and sold to cities or other countries to be slave or sexually exploited. However, human trafficking victims also exist in developed country, like Japan...

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Helping Human Trafficking Victims to Enter the Garden of Eden

God created the world in order, all creatures were made according to their kinds and God saw them as good. The Garden of Eden manifested God’s intention for His creations. “Eden” has the meaning of “delight or pleasure” in Hebrew. Yet, Adam and Eve sinned against God and were driven out of the Garden. Immediately after their fall, they experienced poverty and hardships, and fell into the cycle of sin. The value of people were degraded and some of them have even been put on a price and sold to others…This was not God’s intention...

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May God’s Kingdom Come and His Will be Done in South Sudan

When South Sudan’s civil war broke out in 2013, much of Equatoria – the country’s breadbasket in the south ­– was immune from the conflict. But that respite was short lived. As the government army began purging the region’s opponents last year, it has triggered the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis, with the United Nations warning of a potential genocide. Uganda now is hosting nearly one million South Sudanese, most of whom have entered last year. This creates the largest human exodus in Africa since Rwanda's 1994 genocide. Members of Integral Alliances, including CEDAR, launched a disaster response in February to provide humanitarian aid to South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda....

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China to Join the Worst Category of Human Trafficking Statistics in Most Recent Report

The US State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report on 6/27. The report evaluates and grades the efforts of 180 countries in their fight against human trafficking. For the first time, China was graded Tier 3—the lowest level possible, joining Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Syria. Hong Kong is on its second year in the Tier 2 Watch List.

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