Prism, the journal published by the Sider Center, stated recently that the total number of people in the world who are currently in slavery (not using the word as another way of describing political oppression) is larger than it ever has been in human history. This includes people in sexual slavery as well as labor slavery. These situations are probably distant from most of my readers, but there is one thing you can do about this evil, and this is not about fund raising.
Join youth groups, congregations and individuals around the world this weekend in fasting and prayer for those who are enslaved. A graduate student of mine in Canada started this concept last year thinking that a few church youth groups she is connected with would join in, and found that through social networking it exploded around the world. So this is the Second Annual Weekend of Fasting and Prayer to End Human Trafficking. Pick a time frame that works for you starting on or after 12 a.m. September 23.
For more information use this link. No matter where you are or what you are doing this weekend, you can do something for "the least of these" with whom Christ identifies fully.