Human Trafficking

“O God, when we hear of children and adults
deceived and taken to unknown places for
purposes of sexual exploitation, forced labor, and
organ ‘harvesting’, our hearts are saddened and
our spirits angry that their dignity and rights are
ignored through threats, lies, and force.
We cry out against the evil practice of this modern
slavery, and pray with St. Bakhita for it to end.
Give us wisdom and courage to reach out and
stand with those whose bodies, hearts and spirits
have been so wounded, so that together we may
make real your promises to fill these sisters and
brothers with a love that is tender and good.
Send the exploiters away empty-handed to be
converted from this wickedness, and help us all to
claim the freedom that is your gift to your
children. Amen”.

Servite ACTIONs
  • Human trafficking is a crime against a human person. The hidden presence and how it mortally lives in our communities is taboo... does not exist. What is Human Trafficking? The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has compiled information to educate our faith communities - What is Human Trafficking, Key Statistices, Why is Human Trafficking so Prevalent, Catholic Social Teaching and Human Trafficking is also highlited and finally how you can help. You can find this information HERE.
  • The Secular Servites and Servites world wide are acting to abolish this crime against the human person. Let us join together our apostolates and demonstrate the way we all can live and celebrate God's call.
  • Will you join the inter-religious faith leaders by signing the Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery to abolish slavery once and for all? website: www.globalfreedomnetwork.org - and sign the declaration. Pope Francis was among the leaders who spoke and signed the declaration. 
  • Please share your action so we may be light in this darkness.  Email HERE
ReSOURCEs
"Prostitution is not the world's oldest profession.  It is the world's oldest oppression."--Vednita Carter, Founder and Executive Director of Breaking Free
Our Mission
To educate and provide services to women and girls who have been victims of abuse and sexual exploitation and need assistance escaping violence in their lives. www.breakingfree.net

The Stop Trafficking newsletter, hosted by the STOP ENSLAVEMENT web domain, serves as a forum for exchange among religious congregations and their collaborating organizations:
• to promote awareness re. human trafficking
• to exchange best practices in advocacy for and empowerment of survivors of human trafficking; 
• to recommend actions to counter human trafficking.