The Green Bay Packers may not have made it to the Super Bowl this year, but the SSJ-TOSF are not throwing in the towel in their pursuit of an end to human trafficking.
As part of a continued effort through the LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) and LCWR Region 9 in Wisconsin (Sr. Linda Szocik, SSJ-TOSF, serves as chairperson), letters are being sent voicing outrage against this public prostitution.
Letters to Archbishop Jerome Listecki in Milwaukee and Super Bowl officials in the host city of New Orleans, Louisiana, have been sent asking them to take action against this, the second largest criminal industry in the world – the trafficking and exploit of women and children.
The Franciscan Federation recently passed the following resolution: "Be it resolved that we, as members of the Franciscan Federation, upholding the inherent dignity of each human person in the tradition of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, denounce all forms of human trafficking as criminal acts that violate basic human rights and exploit innocent people. We pledge to work for the elimination of human trafficking and its causes; to advocate for rescue, safety and justice for trafficked persons; and to demand prosecution of perpetrators."
The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis are members of the Franciscan Federation. The following DVD gives important information on the injustice and horror of human trafficking.
Watch "Lives for Sale," a documentary on immigration and human trafficking. First aired on Public Television and the Hallmark Channel, this one-hour film depicts why immigrants put their very lives at risk in pursuit of the American Dream. Click here to watch the video or visit www.livesforsale.com to order a DVD.
The following websites also provide important information on how to work to end human trafficking:
Other recommended DVDS: