National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. It is a powerful reminder that slavery continues to be a moral and human rights issue in the United States.
Keeping in mind that the Sisters of Charity made a Congregational Stand to abolish human trafficking in October 2015 and the Associates supported that Stand, consider making a personal commitment in 2020 to take action to end human trafficking. Here are a few suggestions:
- Visit Polaris to learn more about human trafficking: polarisproject.org
- Learn how you can be a smarter consumer: endslaverynow.org/act/buyslave-free
- Advocate to end human trafficking by signing online letters to elected officials: polarisproject.org/action
- Pray for those who are trafficked that they might know healing and justice. Pray for traffickers that they will have a conversion of heart. Pray for the coming of the day when all people will be treated, not as commodities, but as unique and radiant images of our Creator God.
- Report any suspected trafficking, exploitation, or suspicious activity to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 888373-7888. If a victim is in urgent need of assistance, please contact law enforcement immediately.
Sisters of Charity Congregational Stand, October 2015
As a Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, we believe that the practice of human trafficking should be abolished in law and practice. The Associates in Mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati strongly support this stand to abolish human trafficking in law and in practice.
Debbie Weber Director, OPJCC