Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Guthrie link http://www.jsmc.org/Other-Ancillary-Services/Guthrie-Express-Lab/Medical-Imaging/
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Twenty-seven Hour Stand Seeks to Shine a Light on Slavery

stand 4 300BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (3/27/13) – At 7:00 a.m. this morning, students from the Western Kentucky University chapter of the International Justice Mission began their 27 hour Stand for Freedom to shine a light on modern-day slavery. For 27 hours, students will stand in Centennial Mall on WKU’s campus.
 
“The Stand for Freedom is 27 hours for 27 million people that are in human trafficking and modern-day slavery,” Elyssa Carmony said. “It’s just to spread awareness and raise funds to send to help support the International Justice Mission, social workers and people who are rescuing and restoring these victims.”
 
The students are holding signs that represent their cause. The movement began from a Christian conference in Atlanta in January called Passion Conferences. This conference began a movement called the “End it Movement.”
 
End It seeks to raise awareness for the 27 million people in the world who are in slavery in things like sex trafficking and child labor.
 
The WKU IJM is asking students to sign a petition for the movement at the stand to send to President Barack Obama.
 
Carmony said that slavery is more local than most people realize.

stand 4 big

“There are slaves in Bowling Green, Kentucky and people just don’t know about it,” she said. “I think that is a shock for a lot of people that it happens in Kentucky, but there have been busts in Barren County a couple of weeks ago about people being trafficked.”
 
At 9 p.m. tonight, there will be a worship service at the stand led by the worship leaders of Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green.
 
The Stand for Freedom will take place through the night until 10 a.m. on Thursday morning. Students will stand the whole 27 hours, even through the late night and early morning.
 
Aaron Frasier
SurfKY News
Photo provided by Aaron Frasier

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

April 16, 2014 19367

UPDATE- Sheriff's Office Following Leads…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 17, 2014 4347

KSP Nabs St. Charles Man Wanted by U.S.…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
April 15, 2014 3163

Police Searching for Sureway's 'Baby…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 16, 2014 3108

Sheriff's Deputies Nab Central City…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
April 15, 2014 2794

Multi-Agency Investigation Leads to Drug…

in Top Stories by Lori Blakeley

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

April 17, 2014 4347

KSP Nabs St. Charles Man Wanted by U.S.…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
April 15, 2014 3163

Police Searching for Sureway's 'Baby…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 15, 2014 2794

Multi-Agency Investigation Leads to Drug…

in Top Stories by Lori Blakeley
April 15, 2014 1087

State Approves $500K for Hopkins Archery…

in Top Stories by Rebecca Hanchett
April 18, 2014 1061

Talking Teen Trashed Telephone Pole,…

in Top Stories by MPD

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

April 15, 2014 1764

Owensboro Police Investigate Auto Accident

in News by Michael Hathaway
April 15, 2014 1397

Owensboro Parks Offers Tennis Lessons

in News by Britni Bunn
April 15, 2014 1059

Happenings and Meetings Owensboro

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
April 16, 2014 882

New Home Health Care Opens in Owensboro

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
April 15, 2014 830

OPD’s Annual 5K Run and Police Awareness…

in News by Owensboro Police Department

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

April 16, 2014 3108

Sheriff's Deputies Nab Central City…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
April 15, 2014 2072

'Walk Right Back' An Everly Brother's…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 15, 2014 1928

Local MCHS Students Train at Job Corps

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
April 15, 2014 1576

Thumbpickers Unite at Mose Rager Day

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 16, 2014 1226

South Carrollton Woman Injured in Head-on…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03