Advocacy

ADVOCACY

After a series of talks on the issues of immigration, ecological justice, human trafficking, environmental justice, and restorative justice, parishioners were invited to participate in a discernment process to choose a justice issue for the parish. Two issues that surfaced were Sanctuary and Human Trafficking.

After a series of talks on the issues of immigration, ecological justice, human trafficking, environmental justice, and restorative justice, parishioners were invited in 2015 to participate in a discernment process to choose a justice issue for the parish. Two issues that eventually surfaced were Sanctuary and Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, also known as “trafficking in persons”, is the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain. It is a form of modern day slavery. Human trafficking enslaves at least 20 to 30 million men, women, and children each year.

Concrete steps that can be taken to stop human trafficking: advocate for improved laws, policies, and protocols and advocate for victims’ rights.  There are a number of ways in which we as a parish can act against human trafficking and support sanctuary services for those in immediate need.

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