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Human Rights Peacebuilding

July 22, 2020

[…] Development on Gender Equality Anglican Alliance: Gender Justice Action Alert Support the Keeping Women and Girls Safe from the Start Act to prevent gender-based violence! Take Action Human Trafficking The Episcopal Church, through General Convention, has long supported efforts to combat human trafficking. The Church supports legislation that protects human trafficking victims, particularly women and […]

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Take Action to Combat Human Trafficking

August 1, 2018

Background: This June, the State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), which ranks countries on their efforts to combat human trafficking. This year’s report highlights examples of local communities working with their governments to address human trafficking. The report identifies challenges governments and communities face in fighting human trafficking, while highlighting effective responses […]

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Now available online from Episcopal Church: Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation

March 8, 2013

Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation, a March 6 forum hosted by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, is now available on line here. http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/humantrafficking The hour-long Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation originated from the Chapel of Christ the Lord in the Church Center in New York City and featured Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori’s […]

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Resources posted, space still available for March 6 online forum: Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation

February 25, 2013

Space is still available for Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation, hosted by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on Wednesday, March 6 to explore the church’s work in Human Trafficking. The hour-long Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation will originate from the Chapel of Christ the Lord in the Church Center in New York City […]

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 6, 2016

Today, January 11th, is “ Human Trafficking Awareness Day” (nationally recognized and declared by the United States Congress). Since the term “human trafficking” was originally coined in 2000, this form of “modern day slavery” continues to rise. Human trafficking for labor, and for sex, is continually on the rise and is now considered the second […]

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Education about Human Trafficking: The Diocese of New York and the GIFT Box

February 23, 2016

Human trafficking is a global scourge affecting The Episcopal Church and all member provinces of the Anglican Communion. Countering this criminal phenomenon has been a mission priority for The Episcopal Church for decades, with General Convention passing resolutions and policies on human trafficking even as the United Nations was developing its global international legal […]

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Presiding Bishop hosts online forum: Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation

February 6, 2013

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will host an hour-long exploration into the church’s work in Human Trafficking on Wednesday, March 6. Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation will originate from the Chapel of Christ the Lord in the Church Center in New York City beginning at 2 pm Eastern, 1 pm Central, noon Mountain, […]

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Episcopal summit focuses on human trafficking in Asiamerica communities

April 25, 2014

Focusing on the need to build awareness about the crime of human trafficking, the public is invited to an Episcopal Church event, Summit on Human Trafficking: Mobilizing Communities against Modern Day Slavery on May 10 at St. James Episcopal Church, 84-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY. Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Asiamerica Ministries and the National Alliance […]

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Watch the video from Wednesday's Churchwide Conversation on Human Trafficking

November 6, 2014

The video for Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation, the March 6 forum hosted by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, is now available to watch online. The hour-long Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation originated from the Chapel of Christ the Lord in the Church Center in New York City and featured Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori’s […]

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Resources on bringing an end to human trafficking now online

November 6, 2014

In my previous post I mentioned that resources to support your efforts to stop human trafficking would be online soon. They were posted here today: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/humantrafficking. This is important work. I hope that you and your faith community will engage this  issue.

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Religious leaders call for new measures to end human trafficking

November 6, 2014

[…] case you haven’t seen it, there’s an article in yesterday’s Washington Post about the White House advisory council of religious leaders calling for new measures to end human trafficking worldwide. Their 36-page report, which was released April 10, calls for a global fund to address human trafficking and urged a new labeling system to help identify […]

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July 21, 2020

[…] Church in America Washington Office. In this capacity, she is responsible for policy advocacy on a variety of international issues, including food and hunger, global health, trade, human trafficking, and gender-based violence. Prior to her current position, Ms. Kisare worked for Mennonite Central Committee U.S. and the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Ms. […]

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Summit On Human Trafficking: Communities Mobilizing Against Modern Day Slavery

May 23, 2014

SUMMIT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING: COMMUNITIES MOBILIZING AGAINST MODERN DAY SLAVERY (OPEN TO PUBLIC)   Saturday, May 10, 2014 (10am – 5pm)  Registration Opens at 9:30 A.M. St. James Episcopal Church     84-07 Broadway  Elmhurst, New York 11373   (Accessible by Queens Subway, Trains M & R and Bus Q53) Call   New York 11373 Registration begins at 9:30am or you […]

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EPPN: Human Trafficking and the Super Bowl

February 5, 2014

[…] settle on the couch with friends and family to watch one of our nation’s most-celebrated sporting events. Tragically, perpetrators of the abhorrent and licentious criminal industry of human trafficking have seized on Super Bowl weekend and added a tragic dimension to what is otherwise a celebratory annual national event. Unbeknownst to many, the Super Bowl […]

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EPPN Alert: Lent – Human Trafficking

March 14, 2013

[…] one in which we may all live safely and freely into the fullness of whom God uniquely created us to be. The violence of slavery, manifested in human trafficking, tragically stifles that safety and freedom for millions around the world and in each of our communities. Human trafficking refers to the use of force, fraud, […]

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Presiding Bishop Curry on Human Trafficking: “Trafficking in persons is a crime that goes against the most basic tenets of our faith”

January 11, 2018

English Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has issued the following statement on Human Trafficking. As we observe National Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2018, it is important that we recognize trafficking in persons is a crime that goes against the most basic tenets of our faith. It is also, unfortunately, all too […]

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What Can You Do to Stop Human Trafficking?

November 6, 2014

[…] are involved in bringing an end to sex trafficking. If you haven’t already, I invite you to find out what is happening in your local communities around human trafficking of children and teens. Consider organizing a campaign to help bring awareness to this issue in your faith community. A few resources are: End Slavery Now: a […]

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EPPN Alert: It is Time to End Human Trafficking

June 14, 2013

[…] for sex and labor. Leader Pelosi was joined by Republican and Democratic women of Congress and young American survivors of sex slavery to demand an end to human trafficking in the United States. Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise. Each year, criminals receive an estimated $32 billion for captivating and coercing children […]

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Bankrupting the Business of Human Trafficking

January 11, 2021

English By: Yvonne O’Neal, Diocese of New York Today, January 11th, is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. January is National Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month. How can we end the illicit lucrative business of human trafficking that nets $150 billion annually? Human trafficking is a crime against humanity. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 40.3 […]

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