Jan 12, 2014 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and Catholic Sisters have long worked to stop the scourge of millions of children, women and men trapped into prostitution and forced labor. I admire them greatly for their perseverance and passion on this issue.
At Mass today, the first reading is from Isaiah: “I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice… to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.” I hope that many hearts will respond to this message.
It is time for all people of faith to stand with those who are exploited and terrorized into involuntary servitude – and to do everything possible to bring them out of the darkness.
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