More than 27 million live as slaves in 21st Century
Activist says there is hope in ending ancient scourge
According to Kevin Bales, co-founder of the organization called Free the Slaves, 27 million people live in slavery in the world today. Speaking at the Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) 2010 conference, Bales says that figure, according to the National Geographic, is "more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade."
According to the National Geographic, there are "more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade."
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for December 2013
General Intention: Victimized Children. That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need.
Missionary Intention: Prepare the Savior's Coming. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior's coming.
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