Human Trafficking Story from California, USA
February 15, 2013
Each year, an estimated 18,000 persons are trafficked in the USA alone, making human trafficking, often referred to as a “modern day slave trade,” one of the most pressing human rights issues we face. Many Sisters of Notre Dame across the globe are committed to ending human trafficking. One example of our commitment follows.
The Sisters of Notre Dame have long been committed to combating human trafficking in Southern California. Partnering with CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking), they work with law enforcement and in raising awareness. During January Human Trafficking Awareness Month in the USA, the California Sisters of Notre Dame met in Los Angeles with other concerned organizations and heard stories from survivors of human trafficking. This was followed by a three-mile awareness walk. By talking with survivors and sharing their stories with others, we are taking steps toward ending modern slavery.
We ask you to partner with us in prayer. Please consider adding Human Trafficking to your prayer intentions, both for the victims of this horrible crime, that they may be healed and find strength to grow again, and also for ourselves, that we may be channels of mercy and hope. And pray for a change of heart for the perpetrators of this global sin.