2014 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year ("Also Recommended," Justice)
Slavery didn't end in 1833, when William Wilberforce's decades-long campaign finally resulted in the Slavery Abolition Act. It didn't end in 1863, when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. It didn't end in 1949, when the United Nations declared trafficking "incompatible with the dignity and worth of the human person." The sad truth is, slavery never ended. It just went underground, where it continues to exploit powerless men, women and children in horrific ways throughout the world.
Now for the good news: you have power.
In Refuse to Do Nothing, "Abolitionist Mamas" Shayne Moore and Kimberly Yim share their stories of coming to terms with the power available to them in their normal, everyday lives to illuminate the shadows where those who traffic in people hidecompel corporations to fight slavery in how their products are mademotivate politicians to fight for human dignitymobilize friends and strangers alike to fight slavery at home and throughout the world
Slavery doesn't end without a fight. But get to know Shayne and Kimberly and their abolitionist friends, and you'll find the power God grants to all who fight for the powerless, and the joy awaiting those who refuse to do nothing.
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About the Author
Shayne Moore is an author, editor and activist. Her first book, Global Soccer Mom; Changing the World is Easier Than You Think, chronicles her work with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and her involvement with The ONE Campaign, and received an endorsement from rock singer Bono. She is also the author of Refuse To Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern Day Slavery, which was named a 2014 Resource of the Year in Outreach Magazine.
Shayne is the founder of Redbud Writers Guild, for which she sits on the board, and is senior editor at the Redbud Post. She is a writer at World Bicycle Relief and is a member of the World Vision Speakers Bureau. She also wrote a monthly column for the magazine Fullfill. With an MA in theology, Shayne is a national guest lecturer on issues of global justice.
Kimberly McOwen Yim is the founder of Abolitionist Mamas in San Clemente, California. She writes and speaks on issues related to human trafficking worldwide.
Table of Contents
Foreward by Elisa Morgan
1.Mama, Slavery Ended with Abraham Lincoln
2. We've Done This Before
3. But I'm a Soccer Mom, Not an Activist
4. Abolitionist Mamas
6. Thick Skin and Tender Hearts
7. Not In My Backyard
8. Who's Buying?
9. Be the Nosy Neighbor
10. Congo, Your Phone, and Child Slaves
11. Chocolate, Not So Sweet
12. You Have Purchasing Power
13. You Have Relationship Power
14. You Have Advocacy Power
15. What Is Still Needed
Go Deeper: Resources for Furhter Study, Reflection and Action
Appendix: Organizations You Should Know
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