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The Optimistic Muslim

The Optimistic Muslim – Muslims, Christians and Jews Wiping Out Slavery Together, Because People Are Not For Sale!

Not for sale.”  Those are the words that should be used when describing fellow humans; however, such is not the case–no, not even in your hometown.  Thus, Not For Sale was born: a world-wide anti-slavery campaign, dedicated to raising awareness to our world’s ongoing problem with slavery and human trafficking.  The Optimistic Muslim, Dr. David Liepert, welcomes Kevin Austin, head of Not For Sale’s “Faith Community” arm, as they talk about modern-day slavery and religion.  Muslims listeners in particular should pay close attention to hear about how they can join the International Muslim Abolitionist Movement as well, aptly named IMAM!

Not For Sale is a world-wide anti-slavery campaign, dedicated to raising awareness of our world’s ongoing problem with slavery.
Did you know that there are over 27 million slaves in the world today still? And with hundreds of thousands of them actively being bought and sold in North America in the sex-trade, there is a lot of important work to be done to stamp out slavery everywhere.  Whether you’re worried about what’s going on on the other side of the planet, or more concerned about your own little neighborhood right here at home, human trafficking is very real and won’t go away without your help.
Kevin Austin is the head of Not For Sale’s “Faith Community” arm, dedicated to helping all our world’s diverse believers come together in this meritorious endeavor and he’s learned a lot about slavery, people, and religion along the way.
Join the Optimistic Muslim as he talks with Kevin about Not For Sale, including Not For Sale’s upcoming world forum on eradicating human trafficking in Sunnyvale, California, and what we can all do to make a difference either big and small.  Whether you’re Muslim, Christian, or Jew–you can make a difference!  Say “no” to slavery and let everyone know that humans are “not for sale” in your town!