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Pope, religious leaders pledge to work together to end slavery by 2020

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AS Pope Francis and leaders of other churches and religions signed a declaration pledging to work together to help end modern slavery in the world by 2020, he urged governments, businesses and all people of good will to join forces against this “crime against humanity”. Tens of millions of people were “in chains” because of human trafficking and forced labour, ... Read More »

First world day against human trafficking set for February

Trafficking

THE first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking has been announced for February 8, the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave who eventually was freed and became a Canossian nun. A November 25 press release from the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travellers said the day was intended to raise awareness and to encourage reflection ... Read More »

Pope, Anglican archbishop urge joint action to share God’s love

Anglican meeting

ALTHOUGH they have not yet reached full unity, Roman Catholics and Anglicans continue their dialogue, come together in prayer and work side by side, including on a new project to combat human trafficking around the world. “I thank God that, as disciples sent to heal a wounded world, we stand together with perseverance and determination in opposing this grave evil,” ... Read More »

ACU hosting social justice forum

acu forum

HUMAN trafficking will be a key topic at the 10th Social Justice Youth Forum at Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Banyo Campus on Friday (May 30).  Award-winning lawyer, teacher, practitioner and scholar Anne Gallagher is the keynote speaker the topic of “Not for Sale: Working Together to End Human Trafficking”.  Dr Gallagher is one of the leading global authorities on human ... Read More »

Call for world day of prayer on trafficking

Sisters of the Holy Cross leading the Human Trafficking Awareness Day prayer service, which included the story of St Josephine Bakhita, at the Church of Our Lady of Loretto in Notre Dame, Indiana.

AFTER Pope Francis entrusted two Vatican academies to study the problem of human trafficking, a group of women religious asked the Pope to raise greater awareness in the Church about the issue by establishing a worldwide day of prayer and fasting. “The Pope was very interested in our suggestion and asked us what date we would like the day to ... Read More »

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