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Auburn Seminary President Katharine Henderson Attends White House Convening on Human Trafficking
Date:9/23/2013

New York (PRWEB) September 23, 2013

The President of Auburn Theological Seminary, the Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, met with White House officials and civil society leaders to develop strategies to combat the widespread human rights abuse of human trafficking last week. The invitation-only event, “Taking Action to Eradicate Modern-Day Slavery,” gathered the nation’s top leaders on this issue to share best practices; discuss new tactics for preventing and ending trafficking and supporting and empowering survivors; and creating demand for a moral economy that is free of slave-made goods.

“Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and it’s happening all over the world, including in all 50 of our states and even in Washington, D.C.,” Henderson said.

Henderson led a pressure campaign that gathered more than 600 religious leaders and 250,000 petitioners to protest against Backpage.com’s providing a platform where pimps were able to traffic minors. Village Voice Media has since split from Backpage.com.

As a mother and religious leader, Henderson has strongly spoken out against sex trafficking of children. “When boys and girls are sold for sex, it is a collective failing and an injustice that we are responsible for remedying. A single trafficked boy or girl is too many,” Henderson said. '/>"/>

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