Martin Luther King Jr. Inspires ZOE to Fight Modern Day Slavery
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.“
As we remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., these words he spoke years ago still ring true today.
Like Abraham Lincoln and William Wilberforce before him, Martin Luther King Jr. was not afraid to raise his voice in opposition to the evil of his day. These men and others like them have given their voice and, in many cases, their lives to combat the injustices perpetrated upon the innocent, the vulnerable and the voiceless in society. Deep within their souls, they knew that to remain silent in the face of such evil was not an option for them.
As we face the daunting task of combating human trafficking in our generation, we too must ask ourselves the question if we are willing to go about our lives in silence as though the problem of modern day slavery doesn’t exist. Abraham Lincoln said, “To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men.”
To break the silence, some will speak, some will give, some will do.
Whatever your part is, break the silence today and make your voice heard for the millions enslaved who have no voice. Answer the question with a loud: “Yes, I will raise my voice and speak out!” So that in unison, we can bring freedom to all victims of modern day slavery.
Published by: Betsy Meenk Alviani in Human Trafficking Articles