Fight the Trade in Human Lives
Joint Statement from ACBC & ACRATH
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ACBC) and ACRATH have released a media statement for the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking. In this statement Bishop Eugene Hurley, Chairman of the Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life said, ‘It is imperative that we begin a journey of personal change when we mark the 8 February. Human trafficking exists in Australia and on this planet because we allow it to exist. Let us together, commit to eradicate this affront to our humanity.’ Sr Anne Tormey rsm, President of ACRATH, commented ‘The life of St Josephine Bakhita reminds us of the assault to the dignity, and of the suffering endured by every trafficked person.’ Let us take up the challenge of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Social Sciences from November 2013 when they declared ‘it is our moral imperative to make ours the last generation that has to fight the trade in human lives’.