“Go make a difference! Go make a difference in the world!”
This song at a morning prayer service, attended by 38 college students from Dominican universities around the United States, set the tone for the justice presentations and immersion experiences to follow. They sang these forceful lyrics as people on a mission.
Earlier in the year I was invited to be a presenter on human trafficking to two classes of college students. My response was an easy yes. These were serious and thoughtful students who came with knowledge of the difficult subject matter and a desire to be part of the solution of this critical issue. We focused on causes of human trafficking, resources that have been successful in addressing the issue and stories of survivors of human trafficking. For each student the most important part of the conversation was “what am I committed to do to be part of the solution?”