Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.
Human Trafficking not only south of the border but in South Carolina.
On January 13, 2016, SCNOW.COM reported that a 22-year-old man in South Carolina was charged with forcing a 16-year-old girl into prostitution by drugging her with alcohol and marijuana.
In the article, Laura Hudson, executive director of the S.C. Crime Victims’ Council, said, “People tend to think of human trafficking as only being a Latino problem or Russian problem – foreigners coming in – and that is a significant part of it. But much of it takes place in our own communities and can involve young women and young boys that you might be living next door to.”
According to the website for South Carolina’s Attorney General, Alan Wilson, “Human trafficking is often referred to as ‘modern-day slavery,’ and can be labor trafficking, sex trafficking, or both. Victims vary widely and potentially include citizens, non-citizens, males, females, children, and adults. Trafficking is not something that only happens abroad, and foreign nationals are not the only persons that are trafficked.”
If you are interested in participating in a project with Saint Catherine’s Vision, they have recently announced a “Call for Proposals” requesting help from qualified persons seeking their expertise and practical support in their first public service ministry or “diakonima” engaging “Divine Compassion and Human Trafficking”. CLICK HERE for more information.
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