Tag Archives: human trafficking

Promising Practices for December

765px-kwanzaa-myersReach out to invite the Black Community to pray with the Maryknoll Advent Reflection Guide: A season to embrace Gospel nonviolence.

Reach out to members of the community to organize a remembrance for World AIDS Day and for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Reach out to  area churches, synagogues, and mosques to pray for the abolition of slavery.

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a special Kwanzaa celebration.

 

 

 

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Promising Practices for July

Reach out to gather members of the community together to attend the African National Eucharistic Congress August 5-7, 2016.

Reach out to members of the community to create a study group for Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia. “The same mercy and patience that are essential for building a strong family must be shown to those whose families are in trouble or have broken up.”

Reach out to invite members of the community to take the St. Francis Pledge in support of caring for God’s creation.

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a prayer vigil/day of prayer for African Americans imprisoned and on Death Row.

Reach out to create a study group to discuss ways and means to help end human trafficking.

Promising Practices for July

sanfranciscoReach out to invite members of the community to take the St. Francis Pledge in support of caring for God’s creation.

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a prayer vigil/day of prayer for African Americans imprisoned and on Death Row.

Reach out to create a study group to discuss ways and means to help end human trafficking.

Faith-based communities and exploited children

MK_logoNational Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) offers a virtual panel discussion: “Faith Based Communities and Child Sex Trafficking: What work is being done? What are we missing?”
Tuesday, April 28th from 2:00-3:30 PM (EST)

The panel will feature representatives from multi-denominational faith organizations who are sharing their work, challenges, and positive outcomes. The panelists will also dialogue about the gaps in prevention and what needs faith based communities have.

Registration is required to participate in this panel discussion. Please follow these instructions:
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1. Go to this website to register.
2. Click “Register”
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click “Submit”
You will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the webinar.

National Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking

Become-a-SHEPHERDFebruary 8th, the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, is the National Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking. Pray for the survivors of human trafficking, their emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. Make a personal commitment to combat this modern-day slavery.

Promising Practices for January

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from the American Broadcasting Company program Open Hearing 5 June 1957 By ABC Television (eBay front back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from the American Broadcasting Company program Open Hearing
5 June 1957
By ABC Television (eBay front back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Reach out to invite members of the community to an ecumenical prayer vigil/day of prayer for migrant workers, refugees, and those affected by human trafficking as we remember “We are One Family Under God.”

Reach out to invite people from the Black Community to an evening presentation on the teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reach out to invite Black teachers and educators in the community to participate in a community dialogue on Racism in Public and Private Schools.

Reach out to bring people together for a community dialogue on How to Build Communities of Peace and Nonviolence.

Promising Practices for December

By Sander van der Wel from Netherlands ([384/365] Candle light) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Candle light By Sander van der Wel from Netherlands ([384/365] [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to an ecumenical prayer vigil/day of prayer for persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Reach out to work with area churches, synagogues, and mosques to plan a forum on HIV/AIDS.

Reach out to create a community action group to take a stand against  contemporary forms of slavery involving the most vulnerable groups in societies, such as those regarded as being of low caste, tribal minorities, and indigenous peoples.

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a special Kwanzaa celebration.

Reach out to members of the Black Community by distributing a bulletin or flyer on the meaning and purpose of Kwanzaa.

Reach out to feed the poor and homeless in the Black Community by planning a soul-food potluck supper.