Disarm the Dark is a comprehensive study of justice in light of the Gospel. Each session looks at a different aspect of human trafficking, the people affected, the industries implicated and contributing factors to it’s ability to thrive.
Our ministry aims to mobilize churches within their own communities to shore up vulnerable people groups and undermine conditions that allow trafficking to exist. Over seven weeks, individuals are challenged to consider what this looks like in their own lives and to develop a vision specific to their neighborhood and city.
The coursework is designed to guide careful consideration of priorities, purpose and approach in community building and conflict resolution efforts. It is a tool for exploring and establishing grounded insight into the place and accountability of the Church and our lives as Christians in the midst of injustice.
A simple instrument, Disarm the Dark is designed to challenge us to live lives that authentically reflect the generosity of the Gospel and make a way for justice to reach others, unhindered.
THAT WHICH IS LACKING
"For this cause I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking,"
- Titus 1:5
We are aiming to raise $7,000 in order to:
- Fully launch Disarm the Dark in February of 2013
- Provide a salary for our director Andrea Marie
- Cover any start up costs, materials, tools etc.
The provision of a salary for this upcoming year will allow for proper focus and attention to be given to curriculum development, leadership raising and for Disarm the Dark to begin the process of being translated and taught in French.
WRITE THE VISION DOWN
"Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it."
In this coming year we would like to see churches around the city and Quebec catch the vision of disarming human trafficking through the building of community resilience. To see individuals get equipped to recognize and meet the needs in peoples lives that make them vulnerable to trafficking or position them for exploitation.
We also intend to launch ten internships which are designed according to the framework and objectives set forth by the UN to combat trafficking in persons. The development of these internships would allow for individuals to continue working alongside Disarm the Dark after the completion of the course and would collectively become the "working group" aspect of the project.
Our aim is to connect our local effort with the global endeavor, by disarming the conditions that allow oppression to exist where it takes place - in our cities.
Every contribution counts in coming alongside Disarm the Dark; we are genuinely grateful for anyone who is willing and able to support us in the following ways:
- Prayer, please visit our site for a specific list of prayer requests
- Provision, every bit allows for more time to spent developing the project
- Promote, please tell anyone/everyone, your friends and your grandma
The more people who know about Disarm the Dark, also know more about human trafficking - they are also more likely to catch the vision of getting connected in a meaningful way within their communities. Resilient communities translates into reduced risk for all.
So please share this project in any capacity that makes sense to you, short of shouting on street corners. Because that's awkward.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this project without fail, every step of the way - it has honestly been a walk that has left us awestruck.
Grateful and by Grace,
Disarm the Dark