Education is essential to end human trafficking. Explore the literature that David and Beth have authored. For further reading, we’ve included additional recommended resources.
Beyond the Soiled Curtain
Project Rescues Fight for the Victims of the Sex Slave Industry
by David Grant (Author), Beth Grant (Author)
"The sexual slavery and trafficking crisis was no longer something I could ignore; now it had a face. Thousands of young, innocent faces," voiced Hal Donaldson as he concluded his trip to India. Not only had he been introduced to the darkness of the sexual exploitation of the brothels, but more significantly Hal experienced first-hand the restorative ministry of Project Rescue.
Beyond the Soiled Curtain recounts the journey as David and Beth Grant and K.K. Devaraj pioneered a path of rescue and restoration for women and children trapped in the global sex industry. Project Rescue offers life-changing aftercare through a powerful proclamation of faith in Jesus and His power to heal.
The stories of this book are filled with tragedy and triumph. The pages recount His love reaching into dark, depraved places and transforming the lives of the enslaved. Beyond the Soiled Curtain may make you angry; cause you to weep; or prompt you to rejoice. But, it may also provoke you to action.
Confronting Social Injustice God’s Way
by Beth Grant (Author)
Through the eyes of Jesus, you will see those to whom He was drawn as potential men and women of God on a healing, life-changing journey. A challenge to our pale definition of compassion, the message of this book is bold, necessarily courageous, and disruptively life-transforming. If you let it, your worldview and life will be changed forever.
“Courageous compassion has many faces in many places around our globe. But like Jesus, it takes a bold compassion to bless, restore, and empower those whom the powerful view as weaker and less important.”—Dr. Beth Grant
Learn from people who enthusiastically feed the hungry, weep over alcoholics, start a hospital, care for hurting children, and powerfully share the Word of God.
Combining sound biblical insights with amazing stories of the sexually enslaved who have found freedom, Dr. Beth Grant demonstrates that spiritual darkness is more than a concept. Yet spiritual Light is also a liberating, loving, healing, transforming reality.
Hands That Heal
International Curriculum to Train Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors
by Dr. Beth Grant (Author), Cindy Lopez Hudlin (Author)
Hands that Heal: International Curriculum to Train Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors provides a comprehensive approach to serving victims of trafficking and educating caregivers so that they may appropriately and effectively provide care and support.
Hands that Heal is being used by secular and faith-based universities, churches and community groups to inspire people to engage in the battle against human trafficking and to train people on how to provide transformational care to survivors of human trafficking.
This curriculum was developed in two editions:
Community-Based and Academic Edition
Resource Audio CD
PDF Translations (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Russian, Thai, Khmer, Bulgarian, Romanian, Indonesian (Bahasa), Italian or Greek)
New Slavery in the Global Economy
By Kevin Bales (author)
Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. Kevin Bales's disturbing story of slavery today reaches from brick kilns in Pakistan and brothels in Thailand to the offices of multinational corporations. His investigation of conditions in Mauritania, Brazil, Thailand, Pakistan, and India reveals the tragic emergence of a "new slavery," one intricately linked to the global economy. The new slaves are not a long-term investment as was true with older forms of slavery, explains Bales. Instead, they are cheap, require little care, and are disposable.
Three interrelated factors have helped create the new slavery. The enormous population explosion over the past three decades has flooded the world's labor markets with millions of impoverished, desperate people. The revolution of economic globalization and modernized agriculture has dispossessed poor farmers, making them and their families ready targets for enslavement. And rapid economic change in developing countries has bred corruption and violence, destroying social rules that might once have protected the most vulnerable individuals.
Bales's vivid case studies present actual slaves, slaveholders, and public officials in well-drawn historical, geographical, and cultural contexts. He observes the complex economic relationships of modern slavery and is aware that liberation is a bitter victory for a child prostitute or a bondaged miner if the result is starvation.
Bales offers suggestions for combating the new slavery and provides examples of very positive results from organizations such as Anti-Slavery International, the Pastoral Land Commission in Brazil, and the Human Rights Commission in Pakistan. He also calls for researchers to follow the flow of raw materials and products from slave to marketplace in order to effectively target campaigns of "naming and shaming" corporations linked to slavery. Disposable People is the first book to point the way to abolishing slavery in today's global economy.