Modern-Day Slavery

St. Josephine Bakhita: Her Light Still Shines Brightly

As she lay dying in 1947, St. Josephine Bakhita cried out, “Loosen the chains…they are so heavy.” The former slave’s words remain hauntingly relevant in a world where 21 million men, women and children suffer as modern-day slaves. But Bakhita’s story is more than one of suffering. As we fight to end human trafficking, it’s an inspiring example of resistance, solidarity and justice.

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