The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is observed each year on 30 July. This day serves as a reminder that there is still much to be done in the work of eliminating human trafficking and slavery. There are approximately 40 million people trapped in slavery in our world. One in four of these is a child…
Today, we invite you to join us in praying for an end to what Pope Francis calls the “open sore” of human trafficking and for the women and men who work tirelessly to support those who are trafficked and raise awareness of their plight…
God of justice,
from the beginning of time you have called your people to free those who are downtrodden and oppressed.
Be with all those who are forced and sold into slavery by virtue of their poverty and powerlessness.
Open the hearts of all who profit on the backs of forced labour.
Open our minds to our purchasing power.
Open our hands in friendship to those exploited in our own land in domestic labour, agricultural and manufacturing industries and sexual exploitation.
May our prayer, reflection and action bring hope to our world.
This powerful image is by Canadian sculptor, Timothy Schmalz -Let the Oppressed Go Free. To watch a short video on the making of this sculpture go to:
Text and image source: Jamberoo Abbey https://www.facebook.com/1567391160191012/posts/3101135120149934/