Glance with Compassion and Honor, Not Contempt

2019. Tension brewed like a bubbling witch’s cauldron on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. A handful of Black Hebrew Israelites yelled at a bunch of high school students who meandered over after participating in the March for Life earlier that day. The students took the bait, responding to taunts with words and gestures of […]

I Stand With the Girls #voiceswiththegirls

[Trigger warning: Mention of human trafficking and sexual violence.] I want to stand with the girls. October 11 is International Day of the Girl. We have joined International Justice Mission, Canada this year to raise awareness around the stories and challenges of women and girls around the world and we ask you, our readers, to […]

Learning to Feel Sorrow

By Christina Bacino I’ve spent five of the last six years of my life doing counter-human trafficking work in Cape Town, South Africa. I was involved in everything from online investigation via pornographic material, to raiding brothels with law enforcement to the repatriation of victims. It was an honor and a privilege to be a […]

A Freedom Song For 68 Sisters

Laura Shook is a friend who walks the long road to hope with me. As pastor at Community of Faith church in Houston, she is a primary partner to our work at Communities of Hope. On one side of the ocean she energizes her Texan community, while on the other we equip our Batwa community. […]

Freedom Rings

“I was just looking at those trees today, reminding myself of the creative power of life. It grows and multiplies—that’s just what it does.” I walked a Freedom Relay 5km in Edmonton last month. It was amazing for a variety of reasons: community (we can’t do this justice thing alone), beauty (one seriously beautiful day […]