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Day of Prayer for Victims of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

 

8 February 2019

Day of Prayer for Victims of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking 8 February 2019

Saint Josephine Bakhita 1869-1947, patron saint of victims of slavery and of Sudan.

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Prayers cards as pictured above can be downloaded from Sydney Catholic here

 

St Bakhita’s Day Ethical Sourcing and Seminar expo - Sydney NSW

What: A seminar and expo on anti-slavery

When: 8 February, the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Trafficking in Persons

Start: 9.30am, Cathedral College Hall at St Mary’s Cathedral 

Conclude with:1.10pm Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral

The Sydney Archdiocesan Anti-Slavery Taskforce with Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher OP will host a seminar and expo on anti-slavery on 8 February, the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Trafficking in Persons and the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita, the patron saint of victims of slavery and of Sudan. The Archbishop will also launch an ethical purchasing guide for parishes which has been approved by the archdiocese’s council of priests.

“Companies and large faith-based organisations need to understand their compliance obligations as mandatory reporting under the Modern Slavery Act begins in 18 months’ time” warns John McCarthy QC, Chair of the Sydney Archdiocesan Anti-Slavery Taskforce. The St Bakhita’s Day Ethical Sourcing and Seminar expo “will be a forum on how to respond to and comply with the modern slavery legislation,” says Mr McCarthy.

The event beginning at 9.30am in the Cathedral College Hall at St Mary’s Cathedral will bring together guest speakers including Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott, vice chancellor of Australian Catholic University Professor Greg Craven and Mr McCarthy along with representatives from Sydney Catholic Schools, St Vincent’s Health Australia and the Federal Government.

It will conclude with a 1.10pm Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral.

For details and how to register for the seminar contact Alison Rahill, Executive Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0439 482 290

 

Prayers and reflections to End Human Trafficking

Sisters of St Joseph of Orange (USA) have been praying daily since January 11 (National Human Trafficking Awareness Day). Daily prayers will continue until 8 February, the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita

Daily Prayer
God of hope and peace, touch our hearts and energize our ongoing efforts in abolishing this
heinous crime against humanity so that every victim is freed and every survivor’s life renewed.
You blessed St. Josephine Bakhita of Sudan with compassion for others. May her prayers
comfort and strengthen the women, men and children who are in search of freedom.
(Say appropriate daily prayer - link below)
We ask for transformation of heart for those who inflict pain, anguish and grief on our
vulnerable sisters and brothers. Give us generosity to stand in solidarity with others
so that together we heal the hearts and lives of all Your people. Grant this through our
Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God,
forever and ever. Amen.

Download the full prayer chart here if wish to pray in solidarity with our friends in the USA.

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