Ending Trafficking Begins with us. Das Ende des Menschenhandels beginnt mit uns. Terminarea traficului incepe cu noi.Dhënia fund e Trafikimit Fillon me NE.Az emberkereskedelem vége velünk kezdődik! It-tmiem tat-traffikar uman jibda minna stess.Ukončenie obchodovania začína od nás. Крајот на Трговијата започнува со нас.Terminar com o tráfico começa por nós.Fine tratta comincia da Noi. Oprirea traficului de persoane începe cu noi.Położenie kresu handlowi ludźmi zaczyna się od nas. Het einde van mensenhandel begint bij ons. Mettre fin à la Traite : à nous d’abord de nous y mettre.Konec trgovanja z nami.Припинення торгівлі людьми починається з нас.Kova prieš prekybą žmonėmis prasideda nuo mūsų. Acabar con el tráfico humano empieza con NOSOTROS.At gøre ende på menneskehandel begynder hos os.Cilēku tirdzniecības beigas sākas ar mums.KONEC OBCHODOVÁNÍ S LIDMI ZAČÍNÁ NÁMI! KRAJ TRGOVANJA POČINJE S NAMA! PRESTANAK TRGOVANJA LJUDIMA ZAPOČINJE S NAMA! Краят на трафика на хора, започва с нас
Pope Frances has strongly denounced many times the trafficking of human beings, defining it as «a crime against humanity» and calling on all to fight and looking after the victims. Responding to the Holy Father’s plea
Pontifical Council of Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
International Union of Superiors General (UISG and USG)
Letter from Talitha Kum for the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.
Rome, 23rd January 2015
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
This is a letter to follow-up on the introduction made earlier this month. We are proceeding with the plans for celebrating an International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, and would like to provide your network with resources developed by the Talitha Kum Team here in Rome. You are free to use or modify these resources to suit your local needs. The resources will be available on a special website after 2 February, 2015. www.a-light-against-human-trafficking.info
The resources include a short prayer available in English, Swahili, Thai, Arabic, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, French, and soon Chinese and Bahasa Indonesia. There is also a longer Prayer Service available in English, Italian, French, and Spanish. If you are able to translate materials into other languages, we thank you and ask that you share these translations on the website. Attached to this e-mail is the official Program which will be followed in Rome, in English. Please note that a Press Conference will be held in Rome on 3 February; you may want to do something similar locally.
The Talitha Kum Team
Full text of the letter is available in the Member Only Area. UISG A Light Against Trafficking_Program Outline
„You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know” said William Wilberforce, an English politician, philanthropist, theologian and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade who lived in the XVIII/XIX century.
You are welcome to study this simple flier on modern day slavery and use it for awareness raising on the problem. We thank you for doing so. We acknowledge the Institute of a Blessed Virgin Mary in the US who shared this material.
The Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center in the US acts for justice in the church and in the world. IPJC is sponsored by 18 religious communities and collaborates with Catholic, ecumenical, interfaith and other organizations in carrying out this mission. IPJC initiated Human Trafficking Vigils and invites people to join for a silent prayer on 1st Sunday of each month to raise awareness about human trafficking. Perhaps this will be an inspiration for you to take a similar action in the local community?
Click here to read more about IPJC initiative.
We would like to welcome and congratulate Sr. Gabriella Bottani CMS who was chosen to lead Talitha Kum, International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons. At the same time we acknowledge Sr. Estrella Castelone FMA who led the Network for five years.
Click here to learn more about Talitha Kum.
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace on 1st January 2015.
1. At the beginning of this New Year, which we welcome as God’s gracious gift to all humanity, I offer heartfelt wishes of peace to every man and woman, to all the world’s peoples and nations, to heads of state and government, and to religious leaders. In doing so, I pray for an end to wars, conflicts and the great suffering caused by human agency, by epidemics past and present, and by the devastation wrought by natural disasters. I pray especially that, on the basis of our common calling to cooperate with God and all people of good will for the advancement of harmony and peace in the world, we may resist the temptation to act in a manner unworthy of our humanity.
In my Message for Peace last year, I spoke of “the desire for a full life… which includes a longing for fraternity which draws us to fellowship with others and enables us to see them not as enemies or rivals, but as brothers and sisters to be accepted and embraced”. Since we are by nature relational beings, meant to find fulfilment through interpersonal relationships inspired by justice and love, it is fundamental for our human development that our dignity, freedom and autonomy be acknowledged and respected. Tragically, the growing scourge of man’s exploitation by man gravely damages the life of communion and our calling to forge interpersonal relations marked by respect, justice and love. This abominable phenomenon, which leads to contempt for the fundamental rights of others and to the suppression of their freedom and dignity, takes many forms. I would like briefly to consider these, so that, in the light of God’s word, we can consider all men and women “no longer slaves, but brothers and sisters”. Listening to God’s plan for humanity (…)
Full text available here: Pope’s Message for the World Day of Peace_01.01.2015
Source: The Holy See