Social Justice Afternoon for World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action on Human Trafficking

08/02/2015

Mary, Queen of the Family Parish, St Michael’s Centre, 58 Orwell Street, Blacktown

St Josephine Bakhita
St Josephine Bakhita.

During the Year of Consecrated Life, the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita on Sunday 8 February has been designated World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action on Human Trafficking. Across the globe, Catholics will engage as one with this significant social justice issue.

The World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action on Human Trafficking will provide an opportunity for each of us to take up Pope Francis’ invitation to fraternity with victims of enslavement. Pope Francis has also highlighted the leadership of women’s religious congregations on the issue.

Marist Sr Noelene Simmons SM is a tireless campaigner against human trafficking. Sr Noelene serves as NSW Project Officer for Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH).

On Sunday 8 February, Sr Noelene will address a Social Justice Afternoon hosted by Mary, Queen of the Family Parish at 2pm at St Michael’s Centre, 58 Orwell Street, Blacktown.

To register, please contact Sr Judith Lythall SM tel (02) 9622 1125 or judith@mqofblacktown.org.au 

ACRATH is active in promoting ethical consumerism as slavery (including child labour) taints the production of many common items. As we approach Easter, purchasing slavery-free chocolate is one way to stand with victims of human trafficking. To support ACRATH, tel (03) 9645 5986 or visit: www.acrath.org.au

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