The practice of exploiting people for forced labor or sexual slavery is growing at an alarming rate in the U.S. and around the world, with immigrant children often being the victims.

Human trafficking will continue taking a terrible toll of misery unless we take action today.The Viatorian Community supports the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service in raising awareness and working toward systemic change.

What can you do to help? First, pray for the victims of human trafficking, for the police and officials empowered to stop it, and that God will thwart the perpetrators at every turn.

Second, sign and return a petition urging President Obama to aggressively tackle this crime throughout his second term:

Third, make a donation to Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service to support their work: