Episode 44: Where the Gospel Meets Human Trafficking

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Christians say we should care for the vulnerable, but what happens when the vulnerable are being exploited in our own communities? The story of a Christian boys choir that wasn’t what it seemed and how one seminary student is fighting back.

This episode is in partnership with The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey.
Featuring Nita Belles, Rebecca Bender and Raleigh Sadler. Cohosted by Jamie Ivey.


Book: In Our Backyard by Nita Belles

Book: In Pursuit of Love by Rebecca Bender

Book: Vulnerable: Rethinking Human Trafficking by Raleigh Sadler

Video: Christine Caine at Passion 2012

Article: Human Trafficking in the Movies

Article: Why Colonial Slavery Should Not Be Equated With Human Trafficking

Help Fight Human Trafficking in Louisville


All winners will receive a copy of the book “Before you lose your faith” from the Gospel Coalition. This book tackles the complex issue of faith deconstruction, with contributions from 15 different authors. 

In addition to this book 5 lucky winners will receive one of the following: What If Jesus Was Serious by Skye Jethani, a $50 Amazon gift card, a super soft classic Love Thy Neighborhood T-Shirt, and one of two packs of newly developed conversations cards we’ve developed here at Love Thy Neighborhood called, SAY MORE. SAY MORE is a deck of conversation cards with 100 great questions to help you kick start engaging discussions.

Winners will be announced LIVE on the show starting in September! Enter to win here! 


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Special thanks to our interviewees: Nita Belles, Given Kachepa, Rebecca Bender and Raleigh Sadler.

Cohosted by Jamie Ivey.
This episode was written by Rachel Szabo.
Audio mixing by Anna Tran.
Music by Lee Rosevere,  Blue Dot Sessions and Murphy D.X.

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