Faith Action on Human Trafficking
This curricular module examines how faith actors and beliefs figure into action on human trafficking, highlighting how religion plays complex roles in international development. Katherine Marshall considers faith-inspired efforts to combat human trafficking in a 2019 G20 Interfaith Forum policy brief on “Actions Speak Louder than Words in Combating Human Trafficking and Modern Forms of Slavery” [PDF]. Marshall and other experts explored similar initiatives in Cambodia, a global hotspot for trafficking, in a 2013 event on “Faith Efforts Against Human Trafficking in Cambodia” [video].
Below, you can explore more resources on faith action on human trafficking, including an expanded module guide, with additional materials focused on human trafficking in Cambodia.
These materials are designed to engage students with the following issues:
- the roles of faith-inspired and interfaith organizations in combatting human trafficking and modern forms of slavery [Leary interview transcript, open access; Marshall essay, open access; policy brief, PDF]
- efforts of faith-based organizations to combat human trafficking in Cambodia [Marshall essay, open access; “Faith Efforts Against Human Trafficking in Cambodia,” videos; Marshall policy brief, PDF]
- theological and ethical frameworks to approaching faith action on human trafficking [Zimmerman article, PDF; Campbell-Zimmerman article, PDF; UNICEF toolkit, PDF; Washington Interfaith toolkit, PDF]
Instructors are encouraged to look through topics below [videos/PDFs/articles] and adapt these questions to their needs.