BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)—August 23, 2010—New Hope Publishers authors Charles Powell and Dillon Burroughs were interviewed by Kelly Wright of the Fox News Channel on August 16 regarding their work with the Mercy Movement.

The Mercy Movement is an anti-human trafficking organization founded by Powell. Not in My Town: Exposing and Ending Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery (978-1-59669-301-2, $19.99) will be released May 1, 2011. It will include an educational DVD. A separate documentary is set to release in spring 2011.

Burroughs and Powell were in Atlanta August 15–17 shedding light on human trafficking there. Their focus was on Asian spas and massage parlors, places where human trafficking often occurs.

Researchers estimate more than 27 million slaves exist worldwide. More than 17,000 people are trafficked into the United States each year, according to the Polaris Project. Sexual exploitation, forced labor, and agricultural slavery continue as the norm in many places in the United States.

Burroughs and Powell will be on several different programs of the Fox News Network within the next week.

About the Authors

Dillon Burroughs ( is a best-selling writer of more than 26 books. He is best known for his collaborative works with faith-based leaders, authors, and athletes, though he has also earned a growing reputation within the social justice movement.

Charles Powell is a social justice activist, film producer, conference speaker, and founder of The Mercy Movement, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to abolish human trafficking and modern slavery. Over the past three decades Charles has trained in counter-terrorism, worked as a bodyguard for royalty, and lived undercover in the war on drugs.

About New Hope Publishers

Representing more than 50 authors and more than 100 individual works, the mission of New Hope Publishers is to provide books that challenge readers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. New Hope Publishers is the general trade publishing imprint for WMU, a missions auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. New Hope Publishers is a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).

For more information about Charles Powell, Dillon Burroughs, or New Hope Publishers, visit Copies of books may be purchased online or by calling 1-800-968-7301.