Covenant members will join Christians in this fight by strengthening our support of International Justice Mission (IJM) and formalizing a three-year partnership with IJM’s field office in Cambodia. By supporting IJM and its team in Phnom Penh, Covenant will help to end the enslavement of thousands of men, women and children currently held against their will forced to work without pay on fishing boats, in factories, in brick kilns, in homes and on plantations across Southeast Asia.
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There are more than 40 million slaves in the world today; approximately 10 million are children. Modern-day slavery turns a profit of more than $150 billion each year – more than the annual profit of Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, BP and Exxon combined.
Most of us at Covenant have unknowingly benefited from slavery. Supply chains behind countless products including seafood, clothing, makeup, toys, smartphones and electronics are likely to include forced labor, often of children.
IJM’s team of more than 900 Christian professionals (mostly lawyers, investigators and social workers) work in 19 offices around the world to help local law enforcement officers find and rescue victims, prosecute criminals, restore survivors to health and stability, and improve public justice systems so countries can better enforce their laws and protect their citizens.
We are creating a new team at Covenant and will offer a variety of ways to get involved at varying levels of commitment. Some opportunities to learn more and serve in 2020 include: