People of faith are called by that faith
to speak for all children.
January 26, 2010
ICM ALERT: WABE INTERVIEWS SEN. RENEE UNTERMAN ON CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING IN GEORGIA
January 26, 2010 - State Senator Renee Unterman was interviewed by WABE 90.1 regarding Senate Bill 304 (SB 304). This legislation was introduced by Sen. Unterman as a measure to implement a minimum age before a child can be arrested and charged with the crime of prostitution. At present, Georgia law does not provide for a minimum age. Therefore, children who are arrested for the crime of prostitution are not only victims of the purveyors of the sexual exploitation trade, but also by the criminal justice system which punishes them for being victims.
For an audio of the interview, please go to: WABE 90.1 Unterman Interview.
From WABE: A warning, especially to parents with their children: This story contains explicit language, about a disturbing subject.
SPIRITUAL WITNESS FOR CHILDREN
One of the most important things faith communities can do for children is to pray for them.
Every child is a child of God and deserves justice and compassion. Every child deserves our prayers.
ICM encourages every faith community to become a spiritual witness for children. Hold a worship service in your church, synagogue, mosque or temple and invite others to join in praying for the well-being of all children.
ICM Mission and Goals
The Interfaith Children's Movement was formed in 2001 as an intentional association of individuals and communities of faith from all religious traditions.
The Interfaith Children's Movement strives to be a voice for all Georgia children, but especially the poor and marginalized whose voices are often unheard.
ICM works closely with Georgia's policy-oriented child advocacy organizations, such as:
Voices for Georgia's Children,
The Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory University,
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and
A Future.Not a Past. (child prostitution prevention).
These organizations set the agenda for our advocacy work for children.
ICM's faith community members provide a megaphone to the legislature about what needs to be done for children.
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