Join the Anti-Human Trafficking Effort as Governor Edwards’ Heads to RomeCommunications • Fri, Jan 13 2017 at 9:45am
Below are local initiatives and points the local Catholic Church has engaged in to bring awareness to the issue and encourage prayer for the victims, buyers and sellers involved in human trafficking so that this heinous crime can be eliminated from our communities:
· Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans holds a contract with Covenant House to provide immigration and legal services and awareness to immigrant victims of human trafficking.
· Catholic Charities also holds a sub-contract with the USCCB to provide case management services to foreign victims of human trafficking; this is work the local Catholic Church has been in engaged in for several years.
· Archdiocese of New Orleans is part of the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force, which includes Covenant House, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office, US Attorney’s Office, the FBI and other community and law enforcement agencies.Upcoming Local Events:
· February 6 - The the Loyola Institute for Ministry and the Respect Life Committee of St. Alphonsus Parish are sponsoring Respect Life webinars in 2017. Restoring Hope for Victims of Human Trafficking will be on Monday February 6 from 8-9pm. Presenter is Suzanne Dietzel, Executive Director, Eden House. The web site is http://gps.loyno.edu/lim/webinars
· February 8 - Day of Prayer & Awareness for Human Trafficking In Solidarity with their Silence…Don’t post…Pray! This day of silence is a fast that can be offered up for the end of Human Trafficking & a pause that reminds us to pray instead of posting. A complete social media campaign will begin on February 1, 2017.
· February 9 - The monthly Respect Life Gathering with a focus on Human Trafficking will be held on Thursday February 9 at 6:30pm at St. Peter Parish, 125 E 19th AVE in Covington. More information available at https://respectlife.arch-no.org/ckeditor_assets/attachments/104/rlghumantraffickingflyer.pdfSpecial notes:
Please be aware of the signs of trafficking using http://polarisproject.org/recognize-signs. National Human Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888.
More resources from CRS can be found here and from the USCCB here.