Every day, we are inundated with so much outrageous news that it’s easy to lose hope or to feel helpless. One of the latest stories in outrageous international news has been the enslavement of refugees in Libya. Sojourners from nearby countries, running from poverty and violence, have fled to Libya and found themselves victims of human traffickers. The slave trade is not new, in fact, it has been going on for years. The world, however, is just now starting to pay closer attention–probably thanks to great journalistic pieces from the likes of CNN.
If you’ve been watching this story evolve but have felt at a loss for what can be done, then you need to check out Blavity’s recently published listicle: “7 Things We All Can Do to End Slavery in Libya” The list includes everything from contacting the U.N. to donating to anti-slavery organizations.
Christians, of course, can add prayer to that list. Christians with influence can consider how they might use their platform to raise awareness. Churches can consider how they might raise money or pool resources to do any number of these steps together and exponentially increase their impact. Whatever you may choose to do, we’re all called to love our neighbors. As Dr. Martin Luther King once said: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Click here to view the article.