Josephine Elizabeth Butler (13 April 1828 – 30 December 1906)

Josephine Elizabeth Butler

Described by contemporaries as “touched with genius” and “the most distinguished woman of the Nineteenth Century,” Josephine Butler launched the first international anti-trafficking movement on behalf of prostituted women. Born into the prominent family of John Grey, a slavery abolitionist and cousin to a prime minister, Josephine was raised in a household that was politically influential, deeply religious, and characterized by a sense of social responsibility and “fiery hatred of injustice.” In 1852 she married George Butler, a respected scholar and cleric. The death of their only daughter, Eva, in 1863, led Butler to seek solace by ministering to people with pain greater than her own.

Continue  reading the rest of the article ‘Fighting the Other Trade Slave‘ in Christianity Today.

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Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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