Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans

  • Sr Noelene Simmons SM elected President of ACRATH

    Noelene Simmons SM knows her commitment to work for the elimination of human trafficking is a long-term one; fortunately she is blessed with faith and hope. Involvement in ACRATH, one of Australia’s largest and most significant anti-trafficking organisations, has taught her that change happens slowly, but with collaboration and...
  • Australian Ambassador’s work to eradicate modern slavery

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook, March 2017 John McCarthy QC, Australia’s Ambassador to the Holy See from 2012-16, met with Catholic Outlook for an interview that will form the basis of a series about the scope and impact of the work of the Australian Embassy to the Holy See. The articles will explore with former Ambassador McCarthy how Australia is...
  • Bishop Vincent Long Launches Paper on Human Trafficking & Slavery

    The third international day of prayer, reflection and action on human trafficking declared by Pope Francis took place on 8 February 2017, the feast of St Bakhita. A dynamic and interactive evening was held at the Institute for Mission at Blacktown to celebrate this event for the Diocese of...
  • Bishop Vincent Long to launch paper on human trafficking

    Posted on 8 February 2017. On the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita today, bishops and religious leaders across Australia support the call from Pope Francis to end the injustice of human trafficking against all people, in particular children.‘They are children! Not slaves!’ is the theme for Bakhita Day this...
  • New paper on human trafficking & slavery released

    “Human trafficking and similar forms of exploitation affect every country on earth. They flourish because of society’s greed for cheap goods and services and because it is so easy to forget that those who meet these needs are human beings with their own innate God-given dignity.” Those are the...
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