In “Human trafficking: US closes legal loophole on ‘slave labor’ imports” The Christian Science Monitor reports on legislation that would close a loophole in a 1930s law that “has provided legal cover for a wide range of imports” produced by forced or child labor. The bill “comes amid growing public awareness about the prevalence of modern-day slavery.”
Ideas on this subject:
From the Bible:
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
—II Corinthians 3:17
From the writings of Mary Baker Eddy:
The power of God brings deliverance to the captive. No power can withstand divine Love.
—Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 224
From the Christian Science Hymnal:
God comes, with succor speedy,
To those who suffer wrong;
To help the poor and needy,
And bid the weak be strong;
He comes to break oppression,
To set the captive free,
To take away transgression,
And rule in equity.
—James Montgomery, No. 75, adapt. © CSBD, verse 1
Related articles from the Christian Science Sentinel and The Christian Science Monitor’s “A Christian Science perspective” column:
In “The quest for liberty”: “... because Mind is all-powerful, it cannot be enslaved. As the children of Mind, God, we must be like Him. Therefore, we must be spiritual and free.” And “Each time we reach out in prayer for our world, claiming its freedom and its government by God, not by oppression, the forces of liberty are strengthened.”
In “Our brothers and sisters are not commodities”: “... while the issue may seem far-removed, or paralyzing, there is hope to free our global brothers and sisters, and we each have a part to play to make a difference.” And “I have learned that consistent prayers hone our awareness of God as infinite good; that tuning our hearts to divine Love causes us to hear the needs of others; and that we are divinely supported to help our global brothers and sisters.... Motivated by this rule, our work to end human trafficking carries divine authority and effect.”
The articles above and others dealing with this subject can be found on JSH-Online.com or on CSMonitor.com.