Canada Lutheran
The Magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Challenging Human Trafficking

Challenging Human Trafficking

Siobhan Bennett had only been working at the front desk of a hotel in Niagara Falls, Ont. for a few months when a woman checked in, accompanied by a girl between 12 and 14 years of age. Siobhan assumed that the pair were a mother and daughter on summer vacation together…

Over the next two weeks, the woman continued to extend her stay, each time by a few more days. Siobhan and the rest of the hotel staff never suspected what was really happening within the women’s hotel room.

Human trafficking is a serious crime. It is also a violation of human rights. The March 2018 issue of Canada Lutheran takes a deep dive into the innately dark industry of human trafficking. As the second-largest source of illegal income worldwide (next to drug trafficking), Rev. Karen Stepko explores many agonizing stories of those forced into trafficking situations close to home.

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