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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
When I began this blog over two and a half years ago, I never dreamed how much I would end up posting about efforts to address human trafficking. However it has long been part of the mission and spirituality of Sisters of St. Joseph to notice a need and address it. It is clear that there is a need to stop human trafficking in our world today.
Since the Millennium St. Loius Hotel signed the ECPAT Code of Conduct back in July it seems that there has been a groundswell of articles about other hotels and tourist industries taking similar action. Today someone sent me an article titled: Hotels are hub of human trafficking prevention. This is so hopeful. Perhaps we are getting closer to ending this horrific crime.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
This week the leadership teams from religious congregations of women throughout the United States are meeting in Garden Grove, CA for the LCWR annual conference. It seems they too are addressing the issue of hotel trafficking. Yesterday there was an article in NCR titled: Sisters listen and act on confronting institutional domination. I have posted a link to the article on the Federation Event Website because it alludes to what the Sisters of St. Joseph did in St. Louis back in early July. It is very exciting to realize this initiative is spreading and being addressed by more and more people.