Human Trafficking Ethical Analysis

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Human trafficking – never right
Madeleine Cox studies to what extent a particular practising Catholic follows his faith in regards to Catholic social teachings in relation to human trafficking. The Baptist faith will also be considered.

Human trafficking is a global ethical issue which affects millions per year. Brendan Cox has been practising the catholic faith his whole life and his decision have been based around Due to this, Brendan Cox’s ethical position has been significantly affected by the moral codes of Catholicism. Human Trafficking goes against all Catholic Social Teachings as well as Baptist beliefs and values such as Human dignity/liberation for the oppressed, solidarity/justice for the marginalised, and the dignity of workers/equality
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Anywhere in the world where the family unit is threatened then violence follows...no one wins“(Brendan Cox, 2016). Brendan has personally seen the effects of war on society and the impact of war on the innocent and the exploitation of families.
In a similar way, the Baptist church also upholds this social teaching. Baptists have a long historical tradition of compassionate service and advocacy for social justice. They draw inspiration from what the Bible teaches about God as a God of justice and Jesus’s liberating ministry (Baptcare, 1981). Baptcare shows these Baptist Approaches to Social Justice,
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Martin Luther King Jnr is one of the twentieth century’s most famous Baptist leaders; an American Baptist pastor, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement for which he espoused and practiced nonviolent civil disobedience. He embodied a concern for social justice and not just personal salvation. In his own words: “It has been my conviction ever since reading Rauschenbusch that any religion which professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the social and economic conditions that scar the soul is a spiritually moribund religion.” King’s Christmas Sermon of 1967 echoed his famous “I have a dream” speech. Despite setbacks of the struggle, he maintained a vision for a better world where diversity is embraced and the difference is celebrated rather than despised as of lesser value. His prophetic appeal drew on biblical convictions about equality (e.g., Galatians 3:26-28). In Baptist tradition, he was advocating for liberty for his own people and for others. Baptcare resonates with themes of equality and cherishing the dignity of every person as made in God’s image that King was raising. People are worthy of care and justice, whatever their background or ethnicity, gender or abilities. This is a Baptist social teaching worth persevering
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