Nashville, Tenn. (February 1, 2013) - In four days, students attending Passion 2013 raised more than $3 million to fund the freedom fight for the more than 27 million human slaves currently trapped in the trenches of captivity.
More than 60,000 students gathered from 56 countries and over 2,000 universities wanting to shine a light on slavery and awaken the nation, and ultimately the world, to the fact that slavery still exists.
During the final session of Passion 2013, students heard from Passion founder, Louie Giglio, who asked students to take what happened inside of their hearts and inside the walls of the Georgia Dome this week and carry it into the world.
"Jesus was the original abolitionist. It is for freedom Christ has sent us. And, our freedom is for freedom." Giglio said urging students to use that freedom to free the captives.
In accordance with the charge, Giglio gave instructions on how students will carry the END IT Movement for the next four months, asking them to do three things: sign the pledge athttp://enditmovement.com, shine a light on slavery via social media, and tell 10 friends.
"Awareness," said Giglio echoing the words of Gary Haugen, president and founder of International Justice Mission (IJM), "is doing the work of justice." IJM is one of 19 nonprofit partners of END IT Movement who will use the funds to AWAKE, PREVENT, RESCUE and RESTORE survivors of human trafficking.