Item description for This Immoral Trade: Slavery in the 21st Century by Caroline Cox & John Marks...
Overview Slavery remains rampant worldwide, despite celebrations surrounding the bicentennial of its abolition in Britain. At least 27 million men, women, and children remain illegally enslaved today, ranging from prostitutes in London to indentured workers in Burma. Based on her compelling firsthand report to the British House of Lords, this high-profile advocate for the world's poorest victims offers an urgent call to action for Christians worldwide.
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Studio: Monarch Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Kregel Publications
ISBN 0825461316 ISBN13 9780825461316
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More About Caroline Cox & John Marks
Baroness Caroline Cox was until recently deputy speaker of the British House of Lords and a well-known campaigner for human rights.
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Slavery and 21st Century--this should NOT be in same sentence! May 4, 2007
This Immoral Trade was emotionally difficult to read. Rape, murder, and bondage cause the victim's voices to cry out from within its pages and grip your heart. If you can get through the documented information and photos without tears of compassion, or are able to stay the screams of outrage that rise in your throat at the injustices being carried out every minute of every day, then you probably don't deserve the precious freedom you are now enjoying.
Page 11 Quote: 1927 the International Slavery Convention outlawed slavery worldwide, but 80 years later, more people are enslaved than at any time in history. 27 million, (men, women and children) is one conservative estimate. International protest and systematic actions ranging from economic sanctions and boycotts to political and religious rallies succeeded in bringing an end to apartheid. So why are we, as individuals, as political parties, as churches, or as the "international community" so half-hearted in our endeavors to end the practice of slavery, which is at least as brutal in its violations of fundamental human rights as was apartheid?
Page 87 Quote: Burma has the largest number of child soldiers in the world today. Over 70,000 boys age of 11 and older have been kidnapped and forcibly recruited into the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC).
These atrocities are being attributed to Muslim leaders in several countries.
Page 120 Quote: Slavery has been associated with many Islamic societies for most of the 1,400 years of Islam's existence. In the language of the Qur'an, slaves are a legitimate property for Muslims.
If you want to find out more about present-day slavery, I suggest you read, This Immoral Trade.
Armchair Interviews says: This is a 5-star, thought-provoking read.