Category Archives: Faith-based initiatives

She Has a New Dress

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There are so many ways to describe her– a new color, a more mature look, a realistic presentation, a true story. I like the new dress because the story has not changed, but its outward appearance has.

Daughters of Deliverance has a new cover which introduces you to Katharine Bushnell and Ella Gilchrist. You’ll want to meet these two young Christian doctors of the 19th century who left to work in China right out of medical school. And one of them came home to Denver to die.

Book Two, The Queen’s Daughters, of this true story takes place in the British military barracks in India, Parliament in London,– and across the sea to the port city of San Francisco where our heroine exposes imprisoned girls trafficked from China.

Books available through Heritage Beacon and Amazon.

Growing awareness and support against trafficking

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In 1891 famous British abolitionist, Josephine Butler, co-opted two Americans– Dr. Katharine Bushnell and Mrs. Elizabeth Andrew– to secretly enter British cantonments in India to find proof that the military were illegally enticing and “examining” Indian girls in Locke Hospitals for the pleasure of British soldiers. Two women standing up to the entire British Raj!
(Watch for more information about Kate’s fictionalized story under “My Books.”)
Times have changed– many are banding together against this plague. But sadly the numbers of slaves continues to grow. Hopefully our government will recognize the seriousness of modern-day trafficking and take action recommended below:

On June 25, 2013 members of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, including National Association of Evangeliclas President Leith Anderson, wrote a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Senate and House leadership encouraging support for legislation that would upgrade the State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

The letter closed saying “We respectfully urge you to take any action in your authority to elevate the State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons to a State Department Bureau.”

Twenty-four current leaders of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships signed the letter representing a broad spectrum of faith-based initiatives.