Sunday, March 6, 2016

Partner Spotlight: Araminta Freedom Initiative

“I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” Harriet Tubman

Following the legacy of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, our local partner, Araminta Freedom Initiative’s work is founded on God’s call to justice, articulated specifically in Isaiah 61:1, which compels us to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. Grounded in the belief that every person is created in the image of God, they provide assistance to victims of trafficking regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender.

Their mission is to awaken, equip, and mobilize the Church and our community to dismantle child sex trafficking in our region. To engage in prevention, intervention and survivor services that bring healing and wholeness. To challenge each individual to recognize their personal contribution to a culture that distorts human dignity and worth.

Volunteers with Araminta engage in four areas: prevention of the sexual exploitation of minors, systemic economic deterrence of the business of human trafficking, intervention and rescue of those held against their will, and the provision of aftercare initiatives that provide healing and wholeness to victims.

Araminta welcomes everyone to join them on their journey towards a more just world. Click here for more information and to get involved.

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