At the conclusion of the conference representatives from the Church signed a declaration to commit to eradicate human trafficking within society.
In a message during a World Fisheries Day panel discussion Cardinal Turkson said that fishers are “crying out for help and, as Church, we cannot shut our ears and we cannot remain silent.”
Cardinal Onaiyekan praised the new partnerships between the Church and law enforcement describing it as key to the addressing the “tragedy of rampant modern day slavery and trafficking”.
A major report has been launched by COR and the Arise Foundation mapping the extraordinary contribution to anti-trafficking by UK Religious, from front line individuals.
A major anti-trafficking conference is taking place in Abuja, Nigeria this week. Organised by the Santa Marta Group and hosted by Caritas Nigeria. It has as its theme “Church and state working together to restore dignity to trafficked persons”. It is the first Santa Marta Group Africa Regional Conference.
Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York on Nov. 9 addressed a conference on “Practical Solutions to Eradicate Human Trafficking”.
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Over the last couple of months, the Santa Marta Group team have been travelling around England and Wales taking part in awareness raising events, both within the Catholic community and further afield.
The global crisis of human trafficking demands a global response. In the first LSE Religion and Global Society article, Cardinal Vincent Nichols introduces the work of the Santa Marta Group. A collaboration between the Catholic Church and law… Read More