Sisters Lead Fight against Human Trafficking
Sister Doreen Glynn, CSJ, justice coordinator for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province, and Sister Carol Davis, OP, are featured in the Albany Times Union's "Voices of Faith" on January 18, 2014. The piece, entitled "Sisters Unite for a Common Cause," describes the efforts of women religious against human trafficking in prostitution and other forms of sexual exploitation and forced labor. (Read the TU article.)
Thanks to Sister Doreen, Sister Carol and all women religious who have formed U.S. Catholic Sisters against Human Trafficking and to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious for its Committee against Human Trafficking.
Thanks also to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and its efforts to educate people to the horrors of human trafficking. Click HERE to read about the efforts of the USCCB and to link to a tool kit for educating people to the reality of human trafficking.
Thanks to Pope Francis for decrying this horrible form of exploitation and oppression. "It's a disgrace" that people are treated "as objects, deceived, raped, often sold many times for different purposes and, in the end, killed or, in any case, physically and mentally damaged, ending up thrown away and abandoned," Pope Francis said. (Read more.)