A call to Action to End Human Trafficking

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As a sign of solidarity with the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking and the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, the Congregational Leadership Team (CLT) extended an invitation to SNJM sisters and affiliates and members of their network.

The message of the four members of the Leadership Team is a way to update the commitments of the corporate stand to stop human trafficking, adopted in 2004 by the Congregation.

Still relevant today, the text of the position paper states:

We will educate ourselves and educate others about the scale, causes and consequences of this abuse, not only where we are sent on mission, but also around the world.

Through our NGO affiliations, SNJM: JPIC-Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Congregational Coordinating Committee and our efforts to promote justice, our Congregation, alone and in collaboration with other religious congregations, advocacy groups and non-governmental organizations, will advocate policies and programs that deal with the prevention of such trafficking where we will provide other choices to the women and children that this traffic endangers.

It is in this spirit that everyone is invited to visit the websites of SNJM-sponsored partners to support them in their efforts to end human trafficking.

Talitha Kum: International Project of Women Religious:
Resources in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese for February 8

Ministry of Justice, Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons: National List of Canadian Organizations

CATHII: Comité d’action contre la traite humaine interne et international

U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking

Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center

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