This New York priest is on a mission to help children trapped in sex trafficking at hotels

Hotel-sized soaps labeled with a toll-free hotline can help.

[Episcopal News Service] She strode through midtown Manhattan with purpose, her black tote bag held close as she dropped a dollar into the jangling coffee can of a street person stationed on a corner. Weaving around the city sidewalks in her flowered pencil skirt, black flats and black tank with a clerical collar, the Rev. […]

Preparing for Primates 2017 – Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, primate of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil, looks ahead to the Oct. 2-6 Primates Meeting and explains tackling human trafficking must be on the agenda.

Anglican shelter for child victims of human trafficking to open in 2018 in Ghana

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new Anglican-run community shelter to provide a home for trafficked children is on course to open next year in Accra, Ghana. Bishop of Accra Daniel Mensah Torto told journalists this week that the Hope Community would resettle and educate trafficked children who had been rescued. The refuge, funded by the Diocese […]

Canadian Anglicans step up fight against human trafficking

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Canada is taking another step forward in its fight against human trafficking and modern slavery with the formation of a new discernment group led by General Synod Global Relations and Public Witness teams and the creation of an online human trafficking hub with information and resources. The moves are part […]

Australian religious leaders call for action on modern slavery

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Primate of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, has joined other religious leaders in Australia in calling for a new law to tackle modern slavery. He has co-signed a joint open letter asking Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, to introduce a Modern Slavery Act. Full article.

Equipping churches to respond to human trafficking

[Anglican Alliance] Representatives from Anglican and Salvation Army churches across Africa met in Cape Town last week to share insights and build a common vision on how to tackle human trafficking and modern day slavery. The consultation aimed to create an Africa-wide understanding of the trends of human trafficking as well as trafficking to and […]

Summit mobilizes community to address human trafficking

[Episcopal News Service] Two hundred and forty-four million people – equal to three-quarters of the U.S. population – live outside their birth countries; a figure that includes 20 million refugees and 21 million victims of human trafficking. On Saturday, May 7, more than 120 people gathered at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Elmhurst, Queens, to […]

Una cumbre que moviliza a la comunidad para abordar la trata de personas

[Episcopal News Service] Doscientas cuarenta y cuatro millones de personas —igual a tres cuartas partes de la población de EE.UU.— viven fuera de sus países de origen, una cifra que incluye a 20 millones de refugiados y a 21 millones de víctimas de la trata de personas. El sábado 7 de mayo, más de 120 […]

St. James’ Elmhurst assists human trafficking victims

Borough of Queens cited as ‘a major entry point’

[Episcopal News Service] Daisy Benin, a 37-year-old mother, hasn’t seen her three children in more than seven-and-a-half years, since she left them in the care of her husband in the Philippines so that she could come to work cleaning hotel rooms in New York. Through the assistance of a Manila-based employment firm, Benin secured a […]

Anglican cathedral in Zanzibar joins fight against modern slavery

[Anglican Alliance] The Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar’s plans to create a center at its renovated Christ Church Cathedral to raise awareness about the history of slavery in Zanzibar and current human trafficking realities in East Africa and worldwide. Part of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, the diocese embarked on the cathedral refurbishing project on Oct […]