Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Incarnate Word Sisters participating in the World Day Against HumanTrafficking

Sor María Márquez (Mexico), Sister Martha Ann Kirk (USA) and Hna. Katty Huanuco (Peru)
On July 30th is the World Day Against Human Trafficking.  We, the Congregational Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office join the international UN Campaign against human trafficking which is called, "I Give Hope." You can participate in this campaign!  Take a picture of yourself with a blue heart.  This way we will be showing our solidarity with all those caught in human trafficking and we are committing ourselves to work for a society that honors human dignity. Please, send us your photo:

On May 27, 2015, we announced publicly that as the Congregation of  Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio, moved by our mission to actualize the compassionate and saving love of the Incarnate Word by promoting human dignity, “we affirm the dignity and rights of all persons and denounce human trafficking and those economic systems and societies that promote it.”

So we continue to support initiatives and programs that instruct and organize groups to take effective actions to eliminate human trafficking; promote a sustainable and equitable development to ease extreme poverty; adn rescue, support, and reintegrate in society the victims of human trafficking.
We oppose practices that take advantage of people while seeking wealth and/or pleasure; destroy  the environment,  thus eliminating opportunities for income and contributing to forced migration.

We remind ourselves that in order to end the crime of human trafficking we will all need to work together; and so, as Congregation, we united with other persons or groups to eliminate the causes and profitable markets for this crime; and help victims to recover and develop in mind, body and spirit.

Nowadays, we are working with Red Kawsay Peru (Consacrated Life against human trafficking ) and the US sisters against Human Trafficking.

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