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Through the SHEPHERD toolkit, you can learn about human trafficking from a Catholic perspective, equipping yourself with the educational tools to raise awareness of human trafficking in parishes, schools, or other social networks. We encourage you to use SHEPHERD resources to organize workshops, discussion groups, and prayer sessions. Email MRSShepherd@usccb.org to request the SHEPHERD toolkit and leader’s guide to help you get started. You will receive both English and Spanish versions.
Select from 16 documentaries and feature films and then use the discussion questions to get the conversation started. Due to the nature of the content, these are recommended for older youth, young adult and adult audiences. Check out our SHEPARD Movie and Discussion Guide here.
To learn more about the Vatican’s anti-trafficking outreach and educational activities, visit the Pontifical Academy of the Social Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences’ human trafficking website here.
We encourage the faithful to observe the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, promoted by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, celebrated on February 8th, the Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita. To learn more about the Day of Prayer, visit our site here.
Visit www.usccb.org/stopslavery to learn more about how to
identify a potential victim and what you can do to help. You can report tips on
potential cases of human trafficking to the National Human Trafficking Hotline
1-888-373-7888. The text message number is: HELP to BeFree (233733).
If you would like to directly support our initiatives to stop modern-day slavery, prayerfully consider making a donation. If in New York, Florida, or the District of Columbia, donate online. If in another state, please go to the Catholic Fund against Human Trafficking.
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