Joint declaration with Southeast Asia religious against human trafficking

seams-logoDecember 9, 2016 – On the last day of the South East Asia Major Superiors Congress XVI on “Integrity of the Human Person vis-à-vis Human Trafficking”, the CRMS joined religious from Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand in making a joint declaration against human trafficking.

Together the 72 delegates representing 42 religious entities in the six Southeast Asian countries pledged on December 9, 2016, to motivate and inspire their communities to fight for the freedom of all those who are trafficked and enslaved; to work with civil authorities, international and local NGOs, other faith communities and other people of good will to eradicate human trafficking; and to do all in their power to ensure that the dignity of victims of trafficking is restored, and to give them reason to hope.

The SEAMS Congress XVI was held in Pattaya, Thailand from December 5 to 9, 2016.  The five delegates from the Conference of Religious Major Superiors Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei were CRMS President Friar John Wong OFM, Sr Mary Soh FMM, Fr Colin Tan SJ, Fr Alvin Ng SJ and a lay collaborator, Ms Karen Goh.

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