When Catholic blogger Lisa Hendey went to Rwanda recently, I followed her status updates and blog posts with both trepidation and intrigue.

A few days ago, she posted about slavery. She writes that the Vatican’s hosting a seminar entitled, “Trafficking in human beings: modern slavery. Destitute peoples and the message of Jesus Christ.” I’ll be watching for more about this and what comes from it.

I have been mulling the reality of slavery since I read Refuse to Do Nothing earlier this year. It’s the result of two moms who couldn’t stay quiet, were changed by the knowledge of slavery, and relentlessly pursued it.

Does it even matter? Can we make a difference? Isn’t evil so big and large and overwhelming that one person can’t hope to make an impact?

Read the rest over at the Register.