Tag: Human trafficking

Help those in need, never waste food, pope says

Help those in need, never waste food, pope says

| Carol Glatz | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked people to generously serve those most in need and to never waste food.

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Traffik — L (R)

Traffik — L (R)

| John Mulderig | May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

A series of onscreen statistics at the end of “Traffik” (Lionsgate) are meant to alert viewers to the extent of the very grave real-world problem of human trafficking with which the film deals. They’re also there, perhaps, to reinforce the idea that writer-director Deon Taylor has approached his dramatization of this blight with only the best and most serious intentions.

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Students march in downtown Minneapolis to oppose human trafficking

Students march in downtown Minneapolis to oppose human trafficking

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Students from several local Catholic high schools braved temperatures in the single digits to march in downtown Minneapolis Feb. 1 to raise awareness of human trafficking and send a clear message that the criminal practice should not be tolerated.

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Pope leads prayers for victims of ‘perverse plague’ of trafficking

Pope leads prayers for victims of ‘perverse plague’ of trafficking

| Cindy Wooden | July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Human trafficking is “brutal, savage and criminal,” Pope Francis said, but often it seems like people see it as a sad, but normal fact of life.

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Panel: After rescue, trafficking victims need help addressing trauma

Panel: After rescue, trafficking victims need help addressing trauma

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s not enough to rescue victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation — they must be given supportive care to address their trauma, and tools to live economically independent lives free from abuse.

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Pope blesses Louisiana anti-trafficking project

Pope blesses Louisiana anti-trafficking project

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis posed for a photo Jan. 18 with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, it was not a protocol-dictated nicety; it was a recognition of the commitment on the part of the pope and of a coalition of state and private agencies in Louisiana to stop human trafficking.

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Pope calls out apathy, greed preventing the end of human trafficking

Pope calls out apathy, greed preventing the end of human trafficking

| Carol Glatz | November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Indifference, criminal networks and powerful economic interests still pose a challenge to those fighting against human trafficking, Pope Francis said.

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Panel examines causes, solutions for ‘growing scourge’ of trafficking

Panel examines causes, solutions for ‘growing scourge’ of trafficking

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

One goal of a July 13 event at the United Nations on human trafficking was “to make real the faces of the nearly 2 million children and youth who are presently being trafficked,” said the Vatican’s U.N. nuncio.

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Funding the fight against child sex trafficking

Funding the fight against child sex trafficking

| Jessica Zittlow | April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recently, the DFL leadership in the Minnesota House and Senate released their proposed budget targets. While the budget targets are said to allow for investments in Minnesota’s economic future, there are deep cuts proposed in the Minnesota Health and Human Services budget that could directly affect some of our state’s most vulnerable residents in a special way, particularly our sexually exploited youth.

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Beauty pageants objectify women

Beauty pageants objectify women

| February 15, 2012 | 1 Comment

Commodification’s root word, commodity, is defined as “convenience, advantage, something useful or valuable, an economic good, an article of commerce.” Nowhere does it imply personhood.

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Human trafficking epidemic should concern MN Catholics

Human trafficking epidemic should concern MN Catholics

| Jessica Zittlow | January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

According to various reports, Minnesota is consistently in the top 10 most-active states for human trafficking. One organization that monitors juvenile sex trafficking indicated that there was a 50 percent increase in trafficking numbers in Minnesota in 2010. These are children who pass us on the street, children we come across daily. Their age is usually between 12 to 14 years old.

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Escape from slavery

Escape from slavery

| December 14, 2010 | 2 Comments

Kayla thought she was going to a church service. She couldn’t have been more wrong.

The 10-year-old asked her grandmother, Lauren, if she would drive her and her friend Jasmine to a house in the suburbs where the service was to take place.

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