February 07, 2016

Join Us for World Day of Prayer, Reflection & Action Against Trafficking in Persons: 8 February 2016

Monday, 8 February, Feast of St Bakhita, is now World Day Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Trafficking in Persons.  Sisters of Mercy, Associates and our Partners-in-ministry are actively involved in organisations opposing trafficking in persons, including ACRATH and US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT). See the complete list here.

In inviting our involvement in this day of prayer and fasting in the Year of Mercy, Anne Tormey rsm, President, ACRATH said, ‘Our prayer... becomes one of lamentation for the millions of women, children and men trafficked across the globe for human slavery.' She offers us practical suggestions for action: 'This day can be an opportunity to learn about trafficking locally and globally, to pray for the victims of human trafficking and for an end to slavery, to commit to buying Fairtrade products where possible and to advocate for legislation to protect victims of human trafficking’.

There are many resources available for prayer on this day including:

-ACRATH Prayer Service (2 pps; PDF)
-Prayer Service for the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita from USIG (5 pps:PDF)
-IPJC Prayer Service (2pps; PDF)
-MIA Prayer Service (2015) A4 here (8pps; PDF); USLetter (8pps; PDF)

Messages to:
Anne Tormey rsm - ACRATH
Jeanne Christensen rsm - USCSAHT

Image: St Josephine Bakhita

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