National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Submitted by Monica Schultz

Pope Francis said in an interview “the Catholic Church intends to intervene in every phase of the trafficking of human beings; she wants to protect them from deception and solicitation; she wants to find them and free them when they are transported and reduced to slavery; she wants to assist them once they are freed.”

While the church recognizes the importance of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month as an opportunity to educate and inform the public, it is of primary importance for Catholics as it lays the groundwork for February 8, which is both a Vatican designated day of prayer and reflection against human trafficking and the Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita.

January can be understood as a period of preparation for the Church in the United States as we look to this important day of prayer.

Social Media’s Role in Trafficking Our Youth
Presented by the Good Shepherd/St. James Anti-Sex Trafficking Committee

6:00 PM, Tues, Jan 24 6:00 PM, Thurs, Jan 26
Menomonee Falls Public Library Sussex Pauline Hess Public Library