Today marks the eighth year of National Shine a Light on Slavery Day, a day of remembrance that serves to further our awareness of the fastest-growing organized crime in the world. NCF has hundreds of anti-slavery and anti-human-trafficking organizations on our website. Find profiles of these organizations by logging into your Giving Fund, or opening one today.
Maybe you’ve seen a celebrity, pastor, politician, or friend with a red X on their hand and wondered what it’s all about.
The red X is part of the “END IT Movement” to shine a light on modern-day slavery, and Thursday marks the eighth annual “Shine a Light on Slavery Day,” where hundreds of thousands of people use their voice and platform to speak for those in slavery who can’t speak for themselves.
“Modern slavery is as vast and as brutal as it has ever been, but one thing is new: we now know how to stop it for good,” Gary Haugen, International Justice Mission CEO and keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast, told the audience Thursday morning. Haugen, wearing a red X pin, pointed to the END IT Movement, started by students at Passion Conference eight years ago.