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Visit www.usccb.org/stopslavery to learn more about human trafficking.
On February 8th, we observe the National Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking. February 8 is the feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita, who was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery. Once she was freed, she dedicated her life to sharing her testament of deliverance from slavery and comforting the poor and suffering. On February 8th and throughout the year, set aside time to reflect on the experiences of survivors of human trafficking, pray for their emotional, physical, and spiritual healing, and make a personal commitment to combating this evil.
If you will be observing the February 8 National Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking, please tell us about it!
Catholics can help by educating fellow Catholics and others about the human consequences of this crime. Parishes can serve as a meeting place to discuss this issue and as a center for action to help survivors and those at-risk. It is especially important to inform people in a position to encounter victims and those who may be at risk of being exploited. You can watch a film with a group or lead a discussion session.
Email MRSShepherd@usccb.org to request the SHEPHERD toolkit guide to help you get started.
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