Trafficking, sexual slavery, child prostitution ... all are gross violations of human dignity and demand urgent attention.
Maryknoll and 13 other religious organizations sent a letter to members of a Congressional conference committee to express deep moral concerns related to H.R. 644, the “Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015” (also referred to as the Customs bill), particularly that the final bill could weaken strong anti-trafficking provision in the trade promotion authority bill signed into law June 29.
On June 12, at the height of the Fast Track fight on Capitol Hill, the following opinion piece by Maryknoll Sister Helene O’Sullivan in support of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill’s "No Fast Track for Human Traffickers" amendment was published in The Hill, an influential news source on Capitol Hill.
The following opinion piece by Sr. Helene O'Sullivan, MM was published in the Hill newspaper on June 12, 2015.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns endorses the recently introduced End Modern Slavery Initiative Act, sponsored by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN).
Pope Francis gives a strong statement condemning modern-day slavery in his 2015 World Day of Peace message.
The National Weekend of Prayer is a coalition of abolitionists and prayer leaders. The mission of the Weekend of Prayer is to mobilize prayer in the U.S. and to encourage awareness of the issue of human trafficking which is correctly called modern day slavery.