Human Trafficking Ministry

Rescue - Educate - Connect

Human Trafficking is a modern day slavery that takes many forms and has many different kinds of victims.  Some of these victims are in our neighborhoods, going unnoticed; and some of these victims are far away enslaved for economic gain with our unknowning financial participation.

As Chistians we need to become aware, pray, and (when we can) protect and help these victims.

 

Interested in finding out how you can help?

Contact:  Deacon Brad Sloan

mailto:bfsloan@archkck.org

 

Archbishop Naumann on the Terrible Crime of Human Trafficking

In May of 2018 on Catholic Radio Archbisshop Naumann interviewed  Deacon Brad Sloan and Reverend Barry Feaker of Topeka Rescue Mission about the Church's efforts to raise awareness about the terrible crime of human trafficking and how it is closer to home than one might think.

 

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The Department of Migrant and Refugee Services estimates that there are approximately 21 million victims of human trafficking worldwide and estimates that, annually, 17,500 men, women and children are victims of trafficked across the borders of the United States and are forced into slavery.
 
February 8 is the Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of victims of human trafficking.

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 #EndSlavery

"I have stated several times that these new forms of slavery – human trafficking, forced labour, prostitution, organ trade – are very serious crimes, a wound on the body of contemporary humanity.
The whole of society is called to grow in this awareness, especially with regard to national and international legislation, in order to prosecute the traffickers and redirect their unjust gains to the rehabilitation of victims. "

Pope Francis, Address to the Participants in the Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Saturday, 18 April 2015

 
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 #EndSlavery is an initiative of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Sciences for their work to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking, a task Pope Francis assigned to them in 2013.