The British government’s ratification of the European convention against Human Trafficking has been welcomed by the Medaille Trust, a Catholic charity which aims to help women, young men and children who have been freed from sex-trafficking.
The Congress organised by the International Union of Superiors which concluded in Rome on June 18 established a new Global Network embracing regional and national networks of Religious engaged in the work of countering Human Trafficking. The new network is called TALITHA KUM taken from the Hebrew words used by Jesus in Mk. 5:41 when he tells the little girl to rise.
Social justice campaigner Sr Stanislaus Kennedy has warned that swingeing spending cuts in primary schools will have serious repercussions for the most vulnerable children. She said the cuts imposed in October's Budget could mean that children will pay a severe and disproportionate price for the current downturn.
At a time when evaporation of markets, investments and jobs in 2008 have created a harsh new reality for people from across the globe in 2009, 17 agencies and religious congregations will gather at Mount St. Mary's College Doheny Campus on 14 February for a symposium on "The Different Faces of Poverty."