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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Human Trafficking:  

Catholic social teaching proclaims the dignity of the human person and the sanctity of all human life.  Each person is made in the image of God, is loved immeasurably by Him, and has inherent worth. Every person is precious, people are more important than possessions, and the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person. Because every life is a gift from God and is sacred, it deserves to be protected and nurtured; we each have a responsibility to fight against the violation and degradation of our brothers and sisters. Modern-day slavery—where men, women, and children are bought and sold like merchandise—inherently rejects this principle, showing absolute contempt for human beings.  For this reason, eliminating human trafficking and empowering survivors has been a historic concern of the Catholic Church.

Human Trafficking

-Vatican’s Handbook on Combatting Trafficking https://migrants-refugees.va/trafficking-slavery/

-USCCB Become a SHEPHERD Stop Human Trafficking and Exploitation. Protect, Help, Empower, and Restore Dignity (SHEPHERD) http://www.usccb.org/about/anti-trafficking-program/upload/SHEPHERD-Movie-and-Discussion-Guide.pdf

-International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking http://www.usccb.org/about/anti-trafficking-program/day-of-prayer.cfm

-January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month http://www.usccb.org/about/anti-trafficking-program/upload/anti-trafficking-toolkit.pdf

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