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Thanks Delta, for stepping up to the issue of human trafficking.

Thanks Delta, for stepping up to the issue of human trafficking.

September 26, 2017 11:36 am / blog / No comments

Thanks Delta, for stepping up to the issue of human trafficking. Delta employees encouraged to #GetOnBoard to end human trafficking With about 2.5 million victims affected at any given moment and tens of millions of known victims, human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. “As […]

 
Why Isn’t More Being Made of This News?

Why Isn’t More Being Made of This News?

March 17, 2017 8:59 am / blog / No comments

From Focus on the Family   (link) Why Isn’t More Being Made of This News? It’s a story that news outlets should be reporting – but they’re not: Since Jan. 20th law enforcement authorities have arrested more than 1,500 people for sex crimes ranging from sex trafficking to pedophilia. This figure […]

 

What is a B-Corp ??

October 26, 2016 2:58 pm / blog / No comments

It is commonplace for business leaders to discuss how they minimize the harm their businesses do to communities and the environment. These days, everyone seems to be talking about “sustainability.” But a small group of pioneering businesspeople is setting a higher bar. Instead of minimizing harm, they seek to maximize […]

 
“Best For The World”

“Best For The World”

September 14, 2016 2:26 pm / blog / 1 comment

Better Way Imports named “Best for the Community” by B Corp Better Way Imports ranks among the “best for the community” according to the nonprofit B Lab and its B Corp certification process. The company was honored at the 2016 “Best for the World” gathering sponsored by B the Change […]

 
The Seemingly Unrelated Story of Adam LaRoche

The Seemingly Unrelated Story of Adam LaRoche

April 25, 2016 8:30 am / blog / No comments

Although i am duly impressed that Adam would walk away from a lot of money to put his family first, i am intrigued  even more by his off season activities.  Read the linked blog Breakpoint, how LaRoche and Milwaukee Brewers’ pitcher Blaine Boyer spent ten days last November working undercover in […]

 

Today, January 11, Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 11, 2016 12:24 pm / blog / No comments

In 2016, victims are still being trafficked here in the US and around the world for forced labor, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude. Help victims find their freedom by sharing an awareness video to educate your friends, family and community. Better Way’s Video Video: Do Good. Do Well.   Here is a […]

 

Insiration – Possible with God

November 9, 2015 9:05 am / blog / No comments

Possible with God I recently Discovered this series of devotionals by John Piper called “Solid Joy” (here is a link – you can subscribe at the bottom of the page) This October 27 issue with the story of Peter Cameron Scott, founder of  Africa Inland Mission, was a huge encouragement […]

 
The Missionary’s Manifesto

The Missionary’s Manifesto

October 13, 2015 9:35 am / blog / No comments

The Gospel means little if it is preached in pulpits, but not lived out in compassion for mankind. “This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; […]

 
October is Fair Trade Month!

October is Fair Trade Month!

October 7, 2015 9:51 am / blog / No comments

Visit the Fair Trade Federation, of which we are a member, to see what is going on around the country this month Fair Trade Events Calendar Of course we would love for you to visit our own Fair Trade Boutique and Coffee shop, the 6eight    in     Zeeland Michigan,

 
6 Ways Parents Can Protect Their Children from Sex Trafficking

6 Ways Parents Can Protect Their Children from Sex Trafficking

July 29, 2015 11:47 am / blog / No comments

6 Ways Parents Can Protect Their Children from Sex Trafficking Read The Full Article HERE As I stared at her face, I was thankful that this girl had a fighting chance to be found because at least she had parents that were concerned and present enough in her life to […]

 
Why Buy FairTrade?

Why Buy FairTrade?

July 20, 2015 12:05 pm / blog / No comments

And What is Fair Trade? among other things Fair Trade is: Fair Trade involves relationships that are open, fair, consistent, and respectful Artisans are paid a fair wage in the local context Working conditions are healthy and safe Employee involvement in decision-making this is a link top a very simplified […]

 
Conversation With My Daughter About Human Trafficking

Conversation With My Daughter About Human Trafficking

June 17, 2015 8:38 am / blog / No comments

Conversation With My Daughter About Human Trafficking As we take turns pushing her one-year-old brother in his stroller, my daughter asks me why people don’t just stay away from bad people, then they won’t be trafficked. I tell her that usually the story starts out with hope…… We want to […]

 
the voices of thistle farms

the voices of thistle farms

June 3, 2015 11:01 am / blog / No comments

Love is the most powerful force for change in the world. For the past twenty years, several of us have raised our sons while working alongside survivors of trafficking, genocide, and addiction. This summer, our sons have all come to work at Thistle Farms, the community we helped build………….. (Click To READ […]

 

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

April 14, 2015 10:33 am / blog / No comments

This is Not a Fad Sara Groves captures the sentiments of a fickle society, one that switches between popular issues at a predictable pace, and encourages us to stay the course.  Our fight against sex trafficking is not a fad.   We are in it for the long haul, come […]

 
Stop The Traffic

Stop The Traffic

March 19, 2015 12:26 pm / blog / No comments

Stop The Traffic This is a great educational web site from the UK – Equip yourself to be able to learn how to identify human trafficking …