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I can’t believe they asked that! Questions we get from the media.

In this episode of The Elijah Rising Podcast, Sam and David talk about interactions with the media regarding human trafficking. Human trafficking is something that continues to be sensationalized in the media, but is it painting an honest picture of what human trafficking actually looks like? We also ask the question of how can journalists...

Heritage Baptist Church Fights Human Trafficking Through A Community Pumpkin Patch

Heritage Baptist Church hosted a local pumpkin patch fundraiser for Elijah Rising. They raised over $7,500 for Elijah Rising. Meet Pastor John Strader of Heritage Baptist Church in Missouri City and learn about how a local church in Missouri City is helping fight sex trafficking Why are you so passionate about raising awareness about trafficking? ...

Meet Taz, Spoken Word Poet Taking A Stand Against Sex Trafficking

Taz is a spoken word poet who found Elijah Rising by searching online. He uses his passion and creativity to bring awareness to the issue of trafficking through spoken word poetry. Watch Taz perform “Get In.” Taz, why are you so passionate about raising awareness about trafficking? I’m a former bodyguard, former correctional officer and...

upLIFTed Movement Uses Health and Wellness to Fight Human Trafficking

Elizabeth is the founder of upLIFTed Movement. They are a community group that blends fitness and activism to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. Watch as she shares about her mission to fight trafficking. What we love about Elizabeth is her passion and energy to make an impact for good. upLIFTed Movement has...

What Matters: Politics or Policy?

In this podcast, we sat down with Jamey Caruthers, Sr. Staff Attorney at Children At Risk to talk about policies that are important to combatting sex trafficking. You will learn about the next legislative session in Texas, what bills will be presented, and how to talk to your representatives. Thank you for listening! If you’d...

What we wish we knew before opening a safe home.

This episode of the Elijah Rising Podcast features a talk on our process of opening a safe home for women recovering from commercial sexual exploitation. You will hear about the challenges we faced when we started and our vision for the future of restorative care. Thank you for listening! If you’d like to share your...

How can storytelling influence social change?

In this podcast, we discuss the power of storytelling in influencing social change. The topic of sex trafficking is continuing to garner more attention. Now, more than ever, we need to share stories that will move people towards social change. In this episode, you’ll learn about our upcoming film project, why we are wanting to...

Filming The Monologues For The Elijah Rising Virtual Gala

As you know, COVID caused us to change our in-person gala to virtual this year. This presented many challenges but we decided to continue with what we had planned for the year. Instead of gathering at A.D. Players Theater, we had this idea to bring the theater to people’s homes. So we worked with a...

I just learned about human trafficking. Now, what do I do?

When you first learn about human trafficking you feel overwhelmed. You ask the questions: Should I donate? Should I start volunteering somewhere? What are the next steps after becoming aware of trafficking? On top of feeling overwhelmed you may feel a full range of emotions; from brokenness to anger or rage. Don’t worry, you’re not...

Will candles make a difference? Shop with a purpose.

Shopping with a purpose is what our social enterprise, Elijah Rising Goods is all about. We frequently are asked, how do candles make a difference, and how does that support women who have overcome trafficking? In this podcast, we define what it means to be a social enterprise. The Elijah Rising Store is one of...
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