It really isn't that hard to believe that as you pray, as you hear God's heart that you will respond, in fact if you aren't responding James (the dude from the bible) would say your faith is dead. My friend Mark Dowds would say that you are involved in a kind of spiritual masturbation! (He gets in trouble a lot)

So Slumdog has got me thinking - I think one of the reasons that I felt weird is the way Danny Boyle directed the film. The interesting thing is that the plot is so fantastic and melodramatic that the only thing that really rings true is the reality of the slums, human trafficking and pain. The romance is good, the story is good, but the haunting reality still hangs in the air after he's won the 20 million rupees and danced a perfect Bollywood dance finale.

I've been checking things out online and the most reliable source I can find on trafficking in Canada is from publications Canada -

"The 2006 Trafficking in Persons Report also indicates that ?Canada is a source, transit, and destination country ??(2) Some 800 people are trafficked into this country each year, while an additional 1,500 to 2,200 are trafficked through Canada to the United States."

At first glance I guess that doesn't seem like much but it's about 2300 - 3000 too many is what I think. But then again I'm an idealist.

So - how do we do something - anything about that?
One thing I've been trying to do is little steps -
For example in regards to teh equality of all people and our purchases - we've made baby steps with our groceries.

Fair trade Sugar
- fair trade coffee (the best ever! - and our friend owns it.)

little things..but a start.
What little things are you doing? Maybe we can do them too.




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