January 11, 2019

Key Dates on Human Trafficking

St Bakhita

January in the United States is Human Trafficking Awareness month. 11 January is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Each Year, the Srs of St Joseph of Orange in the United States create a monthly prayer and reflection calendar which commences on 11 January and concludes on 8 February, Feast of St Bakhita and the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, designated by Pope Francis in 2014.

New Resources:

Download the prayer calendar here Download the toolkit here (USCCB) Read the latest issue of the Stop Trafficking! newsletter Read the 2018 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons here (UNODC) Download Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking here (Vatican)

Touched by God’s mercy and compassion and fired by the inspiration of the Gospel and Catherine McAuley, Sisters of Mercy accompany, advocate, educate and collaborate with others who strive for justice, in opposition to all forms of human trafficking and exploitation.

Read more about the work of Sisters of Mercy to address this ‘crime against humanity’ (Pope Francis) here.

 

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