Intercept Human Trafficking
Super Bowl XLV will be held Sunday February 6, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. While the country celebrates this unofficial holiday, United Methodist Women and Mosaic Family Services in North Texas will be working to combat human trafficking. Human trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world, and major sporting events like the Super Bowl often provide opportunities that augment this statistic. The Super Bowl can lead to increased demand for trafficking in persons for labor and sexual exploitation.
You’ll find downloadable copies of a bulletin insert and a flier in the sidebar. Use these to help raise awareness of human trafficking in your church and community.
Send a copy of the bulletin insert to your pastor or church secretary to place in bulletins on Super Bowl Sunday. Encourage your pastor to include a reading of the prayer provided in the bulletin during the service.
Print fliers from your computer and hang them in designated public places—community boards in local stores, churches and community centers. Hand them out at meetings, get-togethers and at Super Bowl parties.
This Super Bowl Sunday, help us stop modern-day slavery. Let’s intercept the traffickers and reverse the momentum.
Women’s Division Human Trafficking Team
Susie Johnson, Washington Office of Public Policy
Marva Usher-Kerr, Membership Outreach and Nurture
Carol Van Gorp, International Ministries
Brenda Thompson, Reading Program
Tara Barnes, Staff Editor