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19th Century Slavery Equals 20th Century Human Trafficking(Comments Off on 19th Century Slavery Equals 20th Century Human Trafficking)

January 30, 2019

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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Right here in our oceans and por

What would you do to support the family of the Filipino seafarer who was killed by an exploding gas cylinder on a cruise ship at Port Chalmers during the last cruise season? The National Secretary of the Apostleship of the Sea, Rose Celeste, being a Filipina, negotiated with Father John Mission, the port chaplain in Cebu, as to how best help.… More

The Fight Against Slavery and Human Trafficking

By Sr Anne Powell rc 

Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ.

Pope Francis, 10 April 2014.

The situation

Human trafficking is now the second most significant organised type of crime globally, with an estimated ‘income’ of $150 billion annually.… More

Christmas Homecoming

'Homecoming' is a word we often associate with Christmas, as families gather, re-connect and celebrate. There is something warming about the thought of homecoming, something settling, something healing and wholesome.

In September 2017, the United Nations' Refugee Agency reported that there are 65.6 million people forcibly displaced worldwide, there are 22.5 million refugees, 10 million stateless people, and that a mere 189,300 refugees were resettled in 2016.… More


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