Join people of faith all over the world in a global day of worship, prayer and action on human trafficking. In Australia, Freedom Sunday is on October 18, which is also European Anti-Trafficking Day.
Encourage your parish or faith community to show your compassion for the men, women and children who have been trafficked and exploited around the world.
Pray the Freedom Prayer.
RESPONSE: God of Freedom, who leads us into life, deliver us from every evil and make us deliverers of others.
On this holy ground of worship, In this sacred place of prayer, we have heard the voice of freedom crying ‘Let my people go’. [R]
Where chains restrain God’s children, where humans trade in kin and skin, may your words pass on your promise of a land where liberty is sweet. [R]
Give us faith to face the pharaohs who line their pockets from this plague. Send us as salvation’s sponsors, willing servants; slaves to love. [R]
More information as well as resources for Freedom Sunday can be found here.
August 6, 2015 – As part of the international Year of Consecrated Life, the Catholic Religious in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei have ramped up their collaborative efforts to fight human trafficking. With the assistance of a collaborator, they created this website to spread the word about human trafficking and to make the materials they have developed available to a wider audience. The website, http://saynotohumantrafficking.info, went live on July 30, UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
The Religious priests, sisters and brothers also moved from raising awareness to urging action by committing to urge Catholics in their ministries to pray a Rosary Against Human Trafficking. The special rosary prayers are based on the Sorrowful Mysteries of Christ, and can be downloaded here.
“This is part of our prophetic stance as a voice for the voiceless,” said Franciscan Friar John Wong, CRMS President. “In this Year of Consecrated Life, it is all the more important that Catholic Religious stand in solidarity with all who are suffering, and to speak out on behalf of the women, men and children who are caught up in the net of modern day slavery.”