Trafficking in Your Own Backyard
You may think, "This cannot happen to anyone in my family...." However, human trafficking and slavery happens to children just like yours all over the world every day. We do not want to scare you, but we want you to be aware.
One such trafficking and slavery operation took place only 20 miles from this writer's home in North Central Texas.
A so-called "Christian" non-profit organization based in Sherman, TX, exploited and imported orphaned Zambian boys under the guise of forming a world touring "Zambian A Cappella Boys Choir." Young Given Kapecha was one of 67 Zambian boys who fell victim to this trafficking and "forced labor" swindle. Given's narrative, in an interview with this writer, is below.
A condensed version was published in the February and April 2006 issue of Catholic World Report.
Read all 16 columns on the subject of Trafficking of Human Slaves by Barbara Kralis at "21st Century Slavery," "Modern Day Slavery Flourishes," "Different Forms of Human Slavery," "Child Sex Tourism," "Slavery as Domestic Servitude," "Combatant Human Slaves," "Involuntary Human Servitude," "Child Slaves for Sport," "Trafficking
Barbara Kralis, the article's author, writes for various Christian and conservative publications. Her columns have been featured at RenewAmerica.us, Catholic World Report, Alliance Defense Fund, Intellectual Conservative, Life Issues, Catholic Culture, The Wanderer newspaper, Phil Brennan's WOW, ChronWatch, North Carolina Conservative, MichNews, Catholic Citizens, Illinois Family Institute, Illinois Leader, New Oxford Review, Seattle Catholic, Faithful Voice, NewsBull, and others. She and her husband, Mitch, live in the great State of Texas, and co-direct the Jesus Through Mary Catholic Foundation. She can be reached at: [email protected].
© 2006 Barbara Kralis
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