Tuesday, December 30, 2014

First world day against human trafficking set for February 8, 2015.

Thanks Martha Ann
The first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking has been announced for Feb. 8, the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave who eventually was freed and became a Canossian nun. http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Saints/saint.aspx?id=1453   The day is intended to raise awareness and to encourage reflection on "the violence and injustice that affect" the numerous victims of trafficking, according to a Nov. 25 press release from the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers.
Trafficking victims "have no voice, do not count, and are no one. They are simply slaves," the council said.  The observance also is designed to seek solutions and promote concrete action to stop trafficking.
St. Josephine Bakhita, give us strength and courage to speak for those enslaved.

Regularly learn of  Human Trafficking on Sisters Global Report  http://globalsistersreport.org/topics/trafficking

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