US Sisters Against Human Trafficking

By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager


This week’s “Embracing Faith” article will focus on Embracing Faith through Inspiration.

“Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” -Psalm 82:4

Thursday, July 30th marks World Day Against Human Trafficking, an annual observance first recognized by the United Nations in 2013. (1)

Each year, World Day Against Human Trafficking raises awareness about the horrific crimes that take place all over the world, as well as the brave women and men who are advocating to prevent and end human trafficking.

Some of the most active advocates against human trafficking are Women Religious.

In the United States, many Women Religious are members of U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT), a “collaborative, faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy to eradicate modern-day slavery.” (2)

Sr. Arlene Flaherty, OP, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, and member of the USCSAHT Advocacy Working Group, recently spoke about the work that she and the other members are doing to prevent and end human trafficking.

“Something must be done. It’s very important that we write a letter to Attorney General Barr, registering our distress, and calling him to do due diligence with respect to this crime being committed on the internet,” shared Sr. Arlene.

Click below to watch Sr. Arlene’s video, sponsored by USCSAHT, and hear the inspiring words of her and others to take with you in the fight to prevent and end human trafficking.


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