Posted by: Omar C. Garcia | July 27, 2010

Run for Justice

Although slavery is illegal, more than twenty-seven million people in the world today are held as slaves. Millions of these are forced to work in brothels — from Houston to the red light districts of South Asia. Millions of others are forced to work as laborers. Whether forced to work in brothels, brick kilns, or dangerous construction sites, all of these individuals are treated as a disposable commodity by their oppressors. At Kingsland, we are committed to addressing the issue of modern-day slavery and are willing to do something about it. We currently support the work of aftercare homes for girls rescued from prostitution in Central America, Africa, and South Asia. The girls in these homes have the opportunity to heal and to make a new start. We are also committed to partnering with organizations that work to liberate people trapped in the dark world of the commercial sex trade in our own community.

In order to raise awareness about human trafficking, Kingsland’s Justice Ministry is hosting a Just Run for a Just Cause on Saturday, September 18. Here are the details…

5K & 1 Mile Family Walk and Run will start and end at the Kingsland Baptist Church campus located at 20555 Kingsland Boulevard in Katy, TX

Cost is $20 before the run.

5K Start Time is 8:00 AM
Family Run/Walk Start Time is 8:15 AM

Packet Pickup Location and Time:
Thurs. & Fri. 12-7 PM at Luke’s Locker in La Centerra
Saturday, September 18 from 6:30-7:30 AM at Kingsland Baptist Church (before the start of the race)

We encourage you to participate in  our Just Run for a Just Cause, become more aware of the global injustice of modern-day slavery, and become a voice for those who have no voice.

Click on this link to register online: Just Run for a Just Cause Online Registration

“Speak up for those who have no voice, for the justice of all who are dispossessed. Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy.”
Psalm 31:8-9


Responses

  1. What a great idea.

  2. What a wonderful idea! I appreciate the fact that it is just one small fee, no need to raise an army of sponsors.

    Wishing the best for all who invest in this event.

    Tammy

  3. […] If you haven’t no worries… our next race is Saturday September 18th! http://gobeyondblog.com/2010/07/27/run-for-justice/ Check it out!  It is local, […]

  4. […] up now.  We will meet at my house again and take off together.  Saturday September 18th 5k RACE- http://gobeyondblog.com/2010/07/27/run-for-justice/.  Remember we have several more races, and we are gearin’ up for the half marathon… […]

  5. where can i purchase photos from this event?

    • You can purchae photos at YourSportingImage.com.


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