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United Methodist Women Members Intercept Human Trafficking

Silent Vigil at Daley Plaza
United Methodist Women members and partners of the Northern Illinois Conference participate in a silent vigil at Daley Plaza in Chicago, Ill., January 31, 2013. Photo courtesy of Jessie Cunningham.
In February 2013 the Super Bowl was held in New Orleans, La., and United Methodist Women members let the world know that human trafficking must end.

Since 2010, during Super Bowl season United Methodist Women has hosted the Intercept Human Trafficking campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking and how large sporting events encourage and profit from the culture of sex and labor trafficking. In February 2013 the Super Bowl was held in New Orleans, La., and United Methodist Women members in Louisiana let the world know that human trafficking must end.

Wesley United Methodist Women

As part of United Methodist Women's Intercept Human Trafficking campaign, on Saturday Jan. 26, 2013, Louisiana United Methodist Women held a march against human trafficking in front of Wesley United Methodist Church in downtown Baton Rouge. The march was coordinated by Edna Brown Hickman, president of South Central Jurisdiction; Kathleen Conrad, former Women's Division (Now United Methodist Women) director; and Anita Hansberry, Louisiana Conference communication coordinator and president of Wesley's United Methodist Women.

Camphor Memorial United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women of Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, La., gathered on U.S. Highway 61 after their United Methodist Women Sunday Jan. 27, 2013, to express their support of United Methodist Women's Intercept Human Trafficking campaign.

Acadiana District United Methodist Women of the Louisiana Conference

Officers of the Acadiana District United Methodist Women made signs and took photos after a district meeting to participate in United Methodist Women's Intercept Human Trafficking campaign.

First Lafayette United Methodist Women

This Super Bowl season, United Methodist Women of First Lafayette United Methodist Church in Lafayette, La., held signs roadside to encourage passersby on their way to Interstates 10 and 49 to join United Methodist Women in the fight against human trafficking.

Northern Illinois Conference United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women members and friends joined Intercept Human Trafficking by making signs and hosting a silent vigil at Daley Plaza in Chicago, Ill., January 31, 2013. They also rallied at the Northern Illinois Laity Convention February 2, 2013.

Winfield United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women of Winfield United Methodist Women in Winfield, WVa., take a stand against Human Trafficking as part of United Methodist Women's Intercept Human Trafficking campaign for Super Bowl XLVII.

First Lodi United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church of Lodi in Lodi, Calif., hold roadside signs as part of United Methodist Women's Intercept Human Trafficking campaign.

Broadway United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women members of Broadway United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, Ky., made an anti-human trafficking display for the main hallways of their church. Knowing this topic is something many want to avoid or believe it doesn't affect them, members encourage others to read the book The Slave Next Door, part of United Methodist Women's Reading Program, and let church members know that if they bought groceries in a Kroger or WalMart, stayed in a hotel, or had your nails done in a nail salon, they may be supporting modern-day slavery without knowing it.

Last Updated: 04/06/2014
 
 

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