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Refuse To Do Nothing

Refuse To Do Nothing

Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery

by Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim

"Read this book. The topic is daunting, I know. Just turn the page -- and then the next. Keep turning the pages until you've read all the way through. And then, do something."

—Elisa Morgan, president emerita, MOPS, and author of She Did What She Could

LIVE CHAT: Join the authors and other women bloggers and activists for a LIVE CHAT on abolishing modern-day slavery on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 1 pm EST, here!

About the Book and Authors

About the Book and Authors

The sad truth is, slavery never ended. It just went underground. Read more about the new book on modern-day slavery and the "abolitionist mamas" behind it.

Excerpt: Practical Things You Can Do Today

Excerpt: Practical Things You Can Do Today

Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim

"We came to realize we could help right where we were, right in this season of life, right in our neighborhoods -- we are the cement in this modern abolitionist movement."

Excerpt, Chapter 1:

Excerpt, Chapter 1: "Mama, Slavery Ended with Abraham Lincoln"

Kimberly McOwen Yim

"We must fight against indifference -- the feeling that there's nothing we can do about problems 'over there.' We must claim our power to set the captives free."

Women Rising: A Q&A with Shayne and Kimberly

Women Rising: A Q&A with Shayne and Kimberly

"Abolitionist Mamas," activists and authors Shayne Moore and Kim McOwen Yim talk to us about the crisis of modern-day slavery, how they got involved, and what we can all do to end it.

What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

Various Authors

"Moore and Yim represent the heart of the biblical advocate and beautifully answer the aching question many of us ask: But what can I do?" -- Cindy Breilh, national director, Women of Vision, World Vision

Action Videos

Action Videos

In this five-part collection, authors Shayne Moore and Kim McOwen Yim share additional stories and tips to supplement your reading of Refuse to Do Nothing.

Abolitionist Mama Blog

Abolitionist Mama Blog

For more resources on modern-day slavery and how to join the movement against it, check out Kim's blog here.

Book Club Roundtable

What Difference Can I Make?

What Difference Can I Make?

Sarah Reinhard

This book is a must-read for you, no matter who you are. You need to know what you know (and what you don't know). 


Be a Revolutionary

Be a Revolutionary

Karen Spears Zacharias

Revolutionaries don't always overthrow countries. A lot of the time revolutionaries are the people around us doing the simplest of things.


The Power Within Us

The Power Within Us

Frank Viola

This book educates, inspires, and gives practical "how-to" steps for getting involved in the fight against one of the worst crimes against humanity.    

Refuse to Do Nothing ... But Don't Be Overwhelmed by Trying to Do Everything

Refuse to Do Nothing ... But Don't Be Overwhelmed by Trying to Do Everything

Joanne Brokaw

You don't have to travel to Cambodia to free young girls held in bondage. You can start by simply becoming an educated consumer. What we buy on the cheap often comes at the expense of someone else.

She Did What She Could

She Did What She Could

Molly Remer

While the authors assume that human trafficking has its origins in "sin" and the best response is prayer, I would argue that the roots actually rest in long-standing patriarchal assumption of men's right to colonize women's bodies and to control sexuality and reproduction.

Saving the World One Person at a Time

Saving the World One Person at a Time

Bruce Epperly

I was raised a Baptist and Yim and Moore's book is really what we Baptists described as an "altar call," a "come to Jesus" moment that demands transformation. I am asking you and asking myself as well: "What acts of justice is God calling you to?"

Women Are Natural Change Agents

Women Are Natural Change Agents

Padma Kuppa

"It will take more than just laws to stop people taking advantage of those who have less power, and that is why we must all continue to do something - whether to stop trafficking or to promote interreligious understanding. 

Joining the Present-Day Abolitionists

Joining the Present-Day Abolitionists

Rebecca Hamilton

There is nothing over the top in any of the ideas these women provide. Each of them is simple, easy to do and, if enough of us do them, effective.

Refuse to Do Nothing: A Q&A with Shayne and Kim

Meet Shayne and Kim — "Refuse to Do Nothing" from InterVarsity Press on Vimeo.

Live Chat: Women Together Against Slavery

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