This study seeks to discover how Christians should respond to the ever-growing international crime of human trafficking. The reason for the research rests on two pillars: one being personal conviction and the other a professional concern for deep research, through a Salvation Army lens, into how the Church can be instrumental in reducing human trafficking around the world.

The main question of the study is as follows: How should The Salvation Army respond to the crime of human trafficking in the South African context? The sub-questions enquire into the nature of human trafficking in South Africa, what the Bible says about challenging and responding to injustice, how the Church has responded to slavery in history and how specifically The Salvation Army should respond to human trafficking in the present day.