Stand Against Human Trafficking
The Catholic Church describes human trafficking as an affront to the God-given dignity of the human person. The Church stands resolutely against this modern-day slavery, which affects people in the United States and around the world. The Church in the United States educates about and advocates for an end to trafficking in the US and also addresses root causes of human trafficking globally.
These resources can be used to help faith communities learn about and work to eradicate human trafficking:
A prayer for all those who are victims of human trafficking and that we join together to end this modern-day slavery
A flyer with statistics about human trafficking and Catholic Relief Services’ efforts to combat it globally
A message to members of Congress asking them to support legislation requiring companies to make information about their products' supply chains public to ensure their products are not the result of child and forced labor, slavery and human trafficking
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' SHEPHERD toolkit of resources for faith communities to raise awareness about human trafficking
A video that describes the darkness of human trafficking and urges people to turn on the light
Buying fair trade products supports businesses that treat workers fairly. Learn more about how to get your faith community involved with fair trade and read a story about how one fair trade organization helps prevent the exploitation of workers.
Visit CRS’ page about human trafficking for stories about our work and additional information.