Prisoners presumably have committed a crime. Their life is severely restricted because of presumed crimes they have committed and a justice system that has brought judgement.
Slaves have committed no crime for which they are being punished. Their freedom is stolen (criminally) from them.
Yet the life of a slave often has fewer options, less hope for survival and reduced opportunities to change their future.
Modern day slavery is on the rise. Worldwide. Even in countries where we presume the existence of “certain inalienable rights”.
Good time to talk about modern day slavery in your circle of influence. Laws may change circumstances but the Gospel changes views. Bring the Gospel to the battle where you live and in all that you do.
Feeding the poor – feed them the Gospel also. Improving health – give the Gospel too. Offering education and business opportunities – offer the Gospel as well. The Gospel changes everything!
We are in the work of changing views. Join with us. Tell a friend how you feel about modern day slavery. Talk is a first step to engaging.
Today marks the anniversary of the death of one of the great abolition fighters of all ages –
William Wilberforce was a British politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming an independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire. Wikipedia