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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.

 

 

 

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.
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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 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.

 

Slaves no more

“Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” is the theme for the upcoming World Day of Peace on January 1, 2015.

From the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace: “To counter slavery effectively, the inviolable dignity of every person must be recognized above all. Moreover, this acceptance of dignity must be anchored solidly in fraternity. Fraternity requires us to reject any inequality which would allow one person to enslave another. It demands instead that we act everywhere with proximity and generosity, thus leading to liberation and inclusion for everyone.Read more…

Reach out to members of the Black Community to reflect on how you would like to respond to the issue of Slavery and Human Trafficking.

By Cândido Portinari ; photo by Thomás ; edition by Eugenio Hansen, OFS (, Prayer of Saint Franics) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Cândido Portinari ; photo by Thomás ; edition by Eugenio Hansen, OFS (, Prayer of Saint Franics) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons