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30 July – World Day Against Trafficking in Persons(Comments Off on 30 July – World Day Against Trafficking in Persons)

July 1, 2020

The International Labour Organisation estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour, and there are more human slaves today than ever before. Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims.… More

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‘Forced like Jesus Christ to Flee’

World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees in New Zealand, 21 June

As the title for his annual message for the World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugess, Pope Francis has chosen ‘Forced like Jesus Christ to Flee’.… More

St Dymphna

The Belgian city of Geel is renowned for its care for the mentally ill. The modern psychiatric facility that the town now boasts belies the unconventional origins of this care, back in the 13th century. However, we need to go back even further to a young Irish girl who was the catalyst for the reputation Geel holds today.… More

19th Century Slavery Equals 20th Century Human Trafficking

Who’d have thought that an obscure saint from Italy, (who was actually Sudanese) would have any connection to Godzone? So many people come to live here so they can raise their children safely, free from abuse in all its forms and from exploitation, yes?… More


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