FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH wrote -Make a resolution in 2013 to take action against human trafficking. January 1, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Abraham Lincoln's Executive Order proclaimed all slaves in the Confederate territory free, eventually resulting in 3-4 million slaves gaining their freedom. Today, there are more slaves in the world than any point any history (estimated 21-30 million.)
While the actions of one person may not lead to a slave becoming free, the combination of small acts by many people can make a difference. On New Year's Day, walk or run at least 5 km (3.1 miles) to raise awareness of modern day slavery, and share your commitment to ending slavery with your friends and family to help raise money that will fund initiatives around the world. With a $20 donation, you will receive a World Race for Hope (http://worldraceforhope.com) t-shirt.