By: REBECCA JUN On January 4, 2010, President Barack Obama made a Presidential Proclamation, declaring January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month. “I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the vital role we can play in ending modern slavery.” By marking this month 10 years ago, Obama encouraged Americans … Continue reading #InContext: Barack Obama
Institute Founding Director Victor Boutros was featured on New City Commons’ podcast Vocation & the Common Good, Volume 102, on Jan. 31, 2018. Vocation & the Common Good is a multi-year research project describing the possibilities for Christian faithfulness within nine spheres of modern work. The podcast is one way of distributing the findings of … Continue reading Boutros Featured on Vocation & the Common Good Podcast
Over 200,000 demonstrators joined Martin Luther King, Jr. for the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. The main event was King’s “I Have a Dream…” speech in which he boldly called Americans to “make real the promises of democracy.” Up until then they had not been real. Not for black Americans. One hundred years … Continue reading #InContext: Martin Luther King Jr.
On December 28, President Barack Obama released a proclamation naming January “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.” Our Nation wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that nearly tore us apart — its fundamental notion in direct contradiction with our founding premise that we are all created equal. The courageous individuals who … Continue reading President Obama Makes Proclamation for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
This month, we are thrilled to partner with Songs Against Slavery. Through music, this Nashville-based nonprofit empowers and inspires communities to join the fight against human trafficking in the United States. Songs Against Slavery raises awareness and funds through benefit concerts and partnerships with musicians. They are led by Co-Founders Lauren Lancaster and Grace Theisen, … Continue reading Partnering with Songs Against Slavery During Human Trafficking Awareness Month