• American Association of Christian Counselors www.aacc.net
For Current Work in Rwanda: Project Tuza
• Biblical Theological Seminary www.biblical.edu
• Committed to Freedom www.committedtofreedom.org
• Global Trauma Recovery Institute www.globaltraumarecovery.org
• GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) www.netgrace.org
• International Justice Mission www.ijm.org
• Musings of a Christian Psychologist (Dr. Phil Monroe) www.wisecounsel.wordpress.com
• She’s My Sister www.congosister.org
• Society for Christian Psychologists www.christianpsych.org
• The Place of Refuge www.placeofrefuge.net
• World Help www.worldhelp.net
• World Vision www.worldvision.org
FORUM OF CHRISTIAN LEADERS
Click on link below to listen and read Dr. Langberg’s presentation at the European Leadership Forum in Poland in 2015.
Forum of Christian Leaders http://foclonline.org/users/diane-langberg-0
INFORMATION AND RESOURCES ON SEX TRAFFICKING
• ECPAT INTERNATIONAL – End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes. Offers many resources and training documents. www.ecpat.net
• GENEVA GLOBAL – Has brokered money to community-based efforts addressing human trafficking. www.GenevaGlobal.com
• INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION — Gary Haugen, President and Founder. www.ijm.org
• LOLA GREENE BALDWIN FOUNDATION — www.prostitutionrecovery.org
• SHARED HOPE INTERNATIONAL — Linda Smith, Founder. www.sharedhope.org
• LIVING WITHOUT VIOLENCE & EXPLOITATION – Contact Dr. Donna Hughes (a professor at University of Rhode Island) to participate with this listserv (Dignity@LISTSERV.URI.EDU) email@example.com
• www.humantrafficking.org — International web resource specific to East Asia and the Pacific regions
• www.state.gov — US Department of State Trafficking In Persons Report (TIP)
• Farley, Melissa (Ed.) (2003). Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, Inc.
• Haugen, Gary A. (1999). Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
• Kilbourn, Phyliss & McDermid, Marjorie (Eds.). Sexually Exploited Children: Working To Protect and Heal. Fort Mill, SC: Rainbows of Hope. www.wec-int.org/rainbows
• King, Gilbert (2004). Woman, Child For Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st Century. New York, NY: Chamberlain Bros.
• Langberg, Diane (1997). Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Fairfax, VA: Xulon Press.
• Langberg, Diane (1999). On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.
• Malarek, Victor (2003). The Natasha’s: Inside The New Global Sex Trade. New York: Arcade Publishing, Inc.
• The Justice Mission. Video curriculum for high school students developed by International Justice Mission. www.ijm.org
• The Selling of Innocents (a documentary). A Halperin/Jacobovici Production, Malofilm Video, No. 96401. Distributed by Malofilm International. 221 Young Street, Suite 400. Toronto Ontario, M4S 2B4, Canada. Tel. 416.480.0453
• Sex Slaves (a PBS documentary). Ric Esther Bienstock, writer and producer. www.pbs.org
Steps to Take
1) Read Good News about Injustice by Gary Haugen.
2) Read the U.S. Department of State paper, “How Can I Recognize Trafficking Victims?”
3) Gather a small group together to read about and study this issue.
4) Educate your church, your schools and your community.
5) Plan a fund raiser to support those organizations who are working to fight trafficking.
6) Give of your resources.
CITIZEN ACTION: HOW CAN I HELP END MODERN-DAY SLAVERY?
Human trafficking takes on many forms in the 21st century with people becoming trapped into lives of servitude and misery through varied avenues and methods. Foreigners who enter the United States legally or illegally may have to pay their “smugglers” or middle-men exorbitant fees. Some people arrive believing they’ll have a legitimate job as a housekeeper or nanny and end up as domestic slaves unable to leave their traffickers’ homes. Others are completely tricked and end up in forced, commercial, sexual exploitation. Some men believe they’ll earn money working on a farm, but find themselves working to pay off the inflated “debt” from “travel costs” — working months and years on end while the traffickers pocket their earnings.
Whatever the situation, as citizens we can all make a difference in helping end and eradicate modern-day slavery. Our recommendations include the following:
1) Increase Public Awareness About Modern-day Slavery
Human trafficking could be discussed in an open forum at your local church, college, school, synagogue, or civic group. Many Americans are still unaware of how widespread the problem is and how it may even be happening in their own backyards. The more people learn about this human rights abuse, the more “eyes and ears” are available to help report suspected cases and prevent further abuses.
2) Support Groups that Work to End Human Trafficking
In the U.S. and abroad, dozens of local, state, international, and multi-national organizations are working to combat modern-day slavery. Research these groups and learn about their efforts. Find out how you can help, either by volunteering or supporting their efforts financially.
3) Ask Your State Representatives and Senators to Pass Anti-Trafficking in Persons Laws
While the U.S. has strong federal anti-trafficking in persons legislation, it is helpful for states to pass laws of their own to further educate and involve local law enforcement officials.
4) Understand the Link Between Human Trafficking and Commercial, Sexual Exploitation
We estimate that of the 600,000-800,000 people trafficked across country borders every year, almost 70% are forced into the commercial sex industry. Half of all victims are children. Many are forced to work in brothels, illegitimate massage parlors, as “escorts,” or in pornography. When people support such industries they are fueling the demand for commercial sexual services that fuel the demand for trafficking victims.
5) Report Suspected Human Trafficking Cases
If you believe someone you know may be a trafficking victim, contact the Department of Health and Human Services’ Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373-7888. Information on how to recognize a potential human trafficking scenario and/or victim is available in the fact sheet “How Can I Recognize
Fact Sheet. Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Washington, DC. August 9, 2004.
Clergy Sexual Abuse
Evil, Sin & Suffering
Grief: Loss of a Spouse
Grief: Loss of a Child
Grief: Catastrophic Loss
Grief: Loss Due to Suicide
Grief: Loss Due to Health
Women in Crisis
Clergy Sexual Abuse
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• Friedman, Edwin H. (1985). Generation to Generation. New York: The Guilford Press.
• Grenz, Stanley J. and Roy D. Bell (1995). Betrayal of Trust. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
• McBurney, M.D., Louis (1986). Counseling Christian Workers. Dallas: Word Publishing.
• Mosgofian, M.A. and George Ohlschlager, M.S.W., J.D. (1995). Sexual Misconduct in Counseling and Ministry. Word, Incorporated.
• Rutter, M.D., Peter (1989). Sex in the Forbidden Zone. New York: Fawcett Crest.
• Shuster, Ph.D., Marguerite (1987). Power, Pathology, Paradox. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House.
• Trull, Joe E. and James E. Carter (1993). Ministerial Ethics. Broadman & Holman.
• Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1965). Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Company.
• Tan, Siang-Yang and John Ortberg, Jr. (1995). Understand Depression. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.
• Alsdurf, James & Phyllis Alsdurf (1989). Battered into Submission: The Tragedy of Wife Abuse in the Christian Home. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity.
• Dutton, Ph.D., Donald G. with Susan K. Golant (1995). The Batterer: A Psychological Profile. Basic Books (A division of Harper Collins) ISBN 0-465-03387-3
• Evans, Patricia (1992). The Verbally Abusive Relationship. Holbrook, Massachusetts: Adams Media Corporation.-ISBN 1-55850-582-2
• Gaddis, Patricia Riddle (1996). Battered But Not Broken. Judson Press
• Harway, Ph.D., Michele and Marsali Hausen, Ph.D. (1994). Spouse Abuse: Assessing and Treating Women, Batterers, and Their Children. Sarasota, Florida: Professional Resource Press.-ISBN 1-56887-005-1
• Kroeger, Catherine Clark and James R. Beck (1996). Women, Abuse, and the Bible. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books.-ISBN 0-8010-5707-8
• Miller, Melissa A. (1994). Family Violence. Waterloo, Ontario: Herald Press.-ISBN 0-8361-3654-3
• Neidig, Peter H. and Dale H. Friedman (1984). Spouse Abuse. Champaign, Illinois: Research Press Company.-ISBN 0-87822-234-0
• Pagelow, Mildred Daley (1984). Family Violence. New York: Praeger.-ISBN 0-275-91623-5
• Pellaurer, Mary D., Barbara Chester, and Jane A. Boyajian, eds. (1987). Sexual Assault and Abuse: A Handbook for Clergy and Religious Professionals. San Francisco, California: Harper.-ISBN 0-06-066507-6
• Sonkin, Ph.D., Daniel Jay and Michael Durphy, Ph.D. (1982). Learning to Live Without Violence. Volcano, California: Volcano Press.-ISBN 0-912078-84-7
• Statman, Jan Berliner (1995). The Battered Woman’s Survival Guide: Breaking the Cycle. Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Co.-ISBN 0-87833-889-6
• Walker, Lenore E.A. (1994). Abused Women and Survivor Therapy. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.-ISBN 1-55798-229-5
Evil, Sin & Suffering
• Baumeister, Roy (1997). Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty. New York: A.W.H. Freeman.
• Brand, Paul and Philip Yancey (1993). Pain: The Gift Nobody Wants. New York: Harper Collins.
• Burroughs, Jeremiah (1992). The Evil of Evils. Ligonier, PA: Soli Deo Gloria.
• Bunyan, John. Advice to Suffers. Coteau, MT: Old Paths Gospel Press.
• Chambers, Oswald (1990). Baffled to Fight Better. Fort Washington, PA: Discovery House.
• Dobson, James (1993). When God Doesn’t Make Sense. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.
• Jeremiah, David (2000). A Bend in the Road. Nashville, TN: W. Publishing Group.
• Kellerman, Jonathan (1999). Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children. The Ballantine Publishing Group.
• Lewis, C.S. (1996). The Problem of Pain. San Francisco: Harper.
• McCartney, Dan (1998). Why Does It Have To Hurt? Philipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing.
• Peck, M. Scott (1983). People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil. Simon & Schuster.
• Plantinga, Cornelius (1995). Not The Way It’s Supposed To Be. William B. Eerdmuns Publishing.
• Shuster, Marguerite (1987). Power, Pathology, Paradox: The Dynamics of Evil and Good. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
• Sproul, R.C. (1989). Surprised By Suffering (Video & Study Guide). Orlando, FL: Ligonier Ministries.
• Tada, Joni Eareckson and Steven Estes (1997). When God Weeps. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
• Yancey, Philip (1977). Where Is God When It Hurts? Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
• Betters, Sharon W. Treasures in Darkness: A Grieving Mother Shares Her Heart. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2005.
• Card, Michael. A Sacred Sorrow. NavPress, 2005.
• Claypool, John. Tracks of a Fellow Struggler: Living and Growing Through Grief. Dallas: Word Publishing; New York, Morehouse (reprint), 2004.
• Fretheim, Terence E. The Suffering Of God: An Old Testament Perspective. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1984.
• Lewis, C.S. The Problem of Pain. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1962.
• Ngien, Dennis. “The God Who Suffers.” Christianity Today, February 3, 1997, pp. 38-42.
• Nouwen, Henri J.M. In Memoriam. Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 1980.
• Nouwen, Henri J.M. A Letter of Consolation. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982.
• Richardson, Jean. A Death in the Family. Belleville, MI: Lion Publishing Co., 1979.
• Wangerin, Walter, Jr. Mourning Into Dancing. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.
• Wright, H. Norman. Will My Life Ever Be the Same? Finding God’s Strength to Hope Again. Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2002.
• Wynnejones, Pat. Children, Death, & Bereavement. London: Scripture Union, 1985.
• Yancey, Phillip. Disappointment with God. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997.
• Yancy, Phillip. Where is God When it Hurts? Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, (reprint) 1997.
• Zonnebelt-Smeenge, Susan and Robert C. De Vries. Living Fully in the Shadow of Death. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2004.
GRIEF: Loss of A Spouse
• Lewis, C.S. A Grief Observed. San Francisco: Harper, 2001 (reprint).
• Zonnebelt-Smernge, Susan and Robert DeVries. Getting to the Other Side of Grief. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1998.
GRIEF: Loss of a Child
• Claypool, John. Tracks of a Fellow Struggler: Living and Growing Through Grief. Dallas: Word • Publishing; New York, Morehouse (reprint), 2004.
• Guthrie, Nancy. Holding onto Hope. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2004.
• Vredevelt, Pam. Empty Arms. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Books, 2001.
• Wolterstorff, Nicholas. Lament for a Son. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing, 1987.
GRIEF: Catastrophic Loss
• Sittser, Gerry. A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998.
GRIEF: Loss Due to Suicide
• Hsu, Albert Y. Grieving a Suicide. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2002.
GRIEF: Loss of Health
• Donoghue, Ph.D., Paul G. and Mary E. Siegel, Ph.D. Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness. New York: WW Norton & Company, 2000.
• Fintel, M.D., William A. and Gerald R. McDermott, Ph.D. Cancer: A Medical and Spiritual Guide for Patients and Their Families. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2004.
• McQuilken, Robert. A Promise Kept. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1998.
• Tan, Siang-Yang (1996). Managing Chronic Pain. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
• Allender, Dr. Dan B. (1990). The Wounded Heart, Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.
• Bear, Euan (1988). Adults Molested as Children: A Survivor’s Manual for Women and Men, Safer Society Press.
• Brewer, Connie (1991). Escaping the Shadows, Seeking the Light: Christians in Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.
• Courtois, Christine A. (1993). Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Families International, Inc.
• Courtois, Christine A. (1988). Healing the Incest Wound. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
• Courtois, Christine A. (1999). Recollections of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Principles and Guidelines. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
• Courtright, J. and Dr. Sid Rogers (1994). Your Wife was Sexually Abused. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
• Edwards, Katherine (1984). A House Divided. Zondervan.
• Heggen, Carolyn (1993). Sexual Abuse in Christian Homes and Churches. Herold Press.
• Heitritter, Lynn and Jeanette Vought (1989). Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse. Bethany House Publishers.
• Herman, M.D., Judith Lewis (1992). Trauma and Recovery. Harper Collins Publishers.
• Kubetin, Cynthia and James Mallory (1992). Beyond the Darkness. Word Publishing.
• Langberg, Ph.D., Diane (1999). On the Threshold of Hope. Tyndale House Publishers.
• Langberg, Ph.D., Diane (2003). Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Xulon Press.
• Laundry, Dorothy (1991). A Handbook for Families of Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors. Safer Society Press.
• McDonald, Ph.D., Arlys Norcross (1995). Repressed Memories: Can You Trust Them? Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House Publishing Co.
• Miller, Melissa A. (1994). Family Violence, The Compassionate Church Responds. Houston, TX: Rapha Publishing/Word, Inc.
• Pearlman, Laurie Anne and Karen W. Saakvitne (1995). Trauma and the Therapist. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
• Roberts, Deborah (1981). Raped – From Horror to Healing. Grand Rapids: MI: Zondervan.
• Saakvitne, Karen W. and Laurie Anne Pearlman (1996). Transforming the Pain: A Workbook on Vicarious Traumatization. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
• Salter, Anna C. (2003). Predators. New York: Basic Books.
• Zeigler, Dave (2002). Traumatic Experience and the Brain. Phoenix, AZ: Acacia Publishing, Inc.
WOMEN IN CRISIS
• Fintel, M.D., William A. and Gerald R. McDermott, Ph.D. (2004). Cancer: A Medical and Spiritual Guide for Patients and Their Families. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.
• Hall, Laurie (1996). An Affair of the Mind: One Woman’s Courageous Battle to Salvage Her Family from the Devastation of Pornography. Colorado Springs, CO: Focus on the Family Publishing.
• Haugen, Gary A. (1999). Good News about Injustice. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
• Herman, M.D., Judith Lewis (1992). Trauma and Recovery. New York: Basic Books.
• Langberg, Ph.D., Diane (1999). On the Threshold of Hope. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.
• Langberg, Ph.D., Diane (2003). Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Fairfax, VA: Xulon Press.
• Kroeger, Catherine Clark and Nancy Nason-Clark (2001). No Place for Abuse: Biblical and Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
• Lewis, C.S. (1961). A Grief Observed. New York: The Seabury Press.
• Nason-Clark, Nancy and Catherine Clark Kroeger. (2004). Refuge from Abuse: Healing and Hope for Abused Christian Women. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
• Sittser, Gerald L. (1996). A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House.
• Wolterstorff, Nicholas (1987). Lament for a Son. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
• Zonnebelt-Smeenge, R.N, Ed.D., Susan J. and Robert C. De Vries, D. Min, Ph.D. (1998). Getting to the Other Side of Grief: Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.