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.

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 […]

New Pontifical anti-trafficking website features Anglican resources

[Vatican Radio] The Pontifical Science Academies have launched a new website aimed at combating the worldwide scourge of human trafficking. The website builds on the success achieved over the past year by the ecumenical Global Freedom Network, including a joint declaration against modern slavery signed by Pope Francis and leaders of different faith communities in […]

Anglican UN delegation urges bold steps to gender equality

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion delegation to a recent U.N. meeting has lifted up the full inclusion of women at all levels of decision-making and leadership in the church as an issue for action. In a statement from the 59th Session of the UN Commission for the Status of Women (CSW59), the all-woman […]

Archbishop joins world faith leaders in pledge to end modern slavery

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby joined world Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish leaders in Rome Dec. 2 to sign a historic declaration to end modern slavery. The ground-breaking Global Freedom Network – which launched with backing from Welby and Pope Francis in March 2014 – brings together faith leaders in a commitment […]

Anglicans gather for anti-trafficking, slavery consultation

[Anglican Alliance] Anglicans from across the Communion will be gathering in Rome, Italy, Nov. 3-7 to discuss their churches’ work in ending human trafficking and modern slavery.  The consultation is being convened by the Anglican Alliance and hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See, Archbishop David Moxon. The purpose of the […]

Summit first step in creating a coalition against trafficking

[Episcopal News Service] It wasn’t until border control agents picked up Ethel Paat that she realized she was the victim of a transnational crime. A teacher with a master’s degree and a single mother of three, Paat arrived in the United States in October 2010. She’s just one of many Filipino women scammed since 2003 […]