164: How Churches and Pastors Can Engage in Their Communities

Sandra Morgan joins Mark Shaffer’s radio show The Update Program on KWAVE to share an overview of human trafficking. She explains the meaning of “human trafficking,” the most common ways victims are lured into trafficking, and how churches can engage in the best practices for preventing trafficking.

Key Points

  • Human trafficking is when one person with more power exploits another person.
  • Human trafficking includes labor trafficking and sex trafficking, but there are other kinds of trafficking as well. Sex trafficking makes up only 22% of all human trafficking.
  • Force, fraud, and coercion are the three elements to look for.
  • Many people are lured into trafficking by promises of jobs.
  • People think human trafficking victims are all just waiting to be rescued, but the reality is that many of them just think they’ve made bad choices, and some of them even protect their traffickers.
  • Many trafficking victims are lured through social media.
  • Utilizing youth pastors is an excellent way to improve youth awareness of trafficking.
  • Peer-led awareness groups are the most effective.


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Sandie Morgan

Sandie Morgan, PhD, RN is recognized globally for her expertise in combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women. As Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women & Justice (GCWJ), she oversees the Women’s Studies Minor as well as teaching Family Violence and Human Trafficking.
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