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Freedom Sunday is February 17, 2013!

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Freedom Sunday is an internationally recognized day when believers and communities unite through prayer and worship on behalf of over 30 million men, women and children who are enslaved today.

Created by Not for Sale, Freedom Sunday is a platform for churches to become more aware and active in ending modern day slavery. This year, some 5500 faith communities worldwide are  planning to participate!

Join the Justice Coalition partner churches this year by signing up HERE

Freedom Week Trainings are offered Wednesday, January 30th at 12:30pm (Fresno Pacific Chapel) and Tuesday, February 5th at 6pm at Fresno First Baptist. For more information email cvjusticecoalition@gmail.com

Check out existing resources  on our Church Resources and Prayer, Study, and Devotional Guides pages. CVJC has a  printable promotional postcard to get the word out.

View, download, and share the 2013 Freedom Sunday video from Not For Sale here!

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California Against Slavery is stopping in Fresno on a statewide road trip to expose human trafficking. Daphne Phung, founder of California Against Slavery, will discuss how the California Against Sexual Exploitation Act will help curb human trafficking in our state, how to get involved in the campaign and how to be an effective spokesperson in your community.

When: Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00pm

Where: Fresno State University-University Business Center, PB191, Alice Peters Auditorium. Relaxed Parking available in the UBC lot) Peter’s Building.

Who:Speakers include Daphne Phung (Founder, California Against Slavery) followed by audience question and answer.

What to bring: Just bring yourself and any friends who want to join you – the more, the merrier!

Let us know if you are coming at cvjusticecoalition@gmail.com! See you there.

Christian Worship Center will be hosting a benefit screening of Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, on Monday, April 16 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Dinuba Memorial Hall, 249 S Alta Ave, Dinuba, CA. Register for free on the Nefarious website.
Nefarious exposes the world of sex trafficking around the world, including the United States. Ages 13 and over may attend. CVJC recommends that participants be over 17.
The Nefarious team and CVJC will be present to give local information and resources on how to take action.
FREE event, but merchandise will be sold and donations will be given to Exodus Cry. a prayer and advocacy ministry focused on human trafficking
Share the event invite on Facebook.
From the documentary website:
“Nefarious, Merchant of Souls, is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends in modern sex slavery. From the very first scene, Nefarious ushers you into the nightmare of sex slavery that hundreds of thousands experience daily. You’ll see where slaves are sold (often in developed, affluent countries), where they work, and where they are confined. You’ll hear first-hand interviews with real victims and traffickers, along with expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders. From initial recruitment to victim liberation—and everything in between—the previously veiled underworld of sex slavery is uncovered in the groundbreaking, tell-all Nefarious, Merchant of Souls.”

Today starts the Lenten season for many Christians. This season, whether you observe lent of not, we encourage you to spend time and seek God’s heart regarding justice and human trafficking, in your community and worldwide. Let Him show you how you are connected.
Be still and listen to what He wants to do in you and with you in this time. Devote time to prayer into this issue, pray for those who are impacted including the whole community, pray into the movement to bring justice and those involved. We will be providing points of prayer each day this season on our facebook page and Twitter
We encourage you to also check out bible studies and/or devotional to read through.
Suggestions:
Each day read and meditate on a different scripture concerning justice. Consider what it means and listen for what God wants to tell you. See our scripture list.
Download and use Not For Sale’s Fast For Freedom 40 Day Devotional

Visit our Church Resource page for more