There are many words around the world for slaves and slavery. In Finland, the word is orjat. And it’s on the cover of the FTS book Ending Slavery, which is now available in Finnish.
In Ending Slavery, FTS Co-founder Kevin Bales outlines what’s needed to eradicate slavery once and for all – with concrete steps to be taken by faith communities, corporations, governments, foundations, international institutions and anyone who wants to end one of history’s greatest abuses of human rights.
“Read Kevin Bales’ practical and inspiring book, and you will discover how our world can be free at last,” says South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
Now, people in Finland can do just that.
“Finland is a small country, but it is world leader in peace-making, social policy, and successfully caring for its citizens. With focus and energy, it could become the first truly slave-free country and show the rest of us how to really end slavery,” Kevin says.
Research for Ending Slavery was based largely on FTS field projects and advocacy initiatives around the world. As author, Kevin won the 2011 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order from the University of Louisville.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton held up his copy of Ending Slavery at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York, telling audience members that the book is an invaluable blueprint for ending slavery.
“It is a problem we can solve, and here’s how to do it,” Clinton said.