The Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines’ (AMRSP) Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission (JPICC) of which Talitha Kum Philippines (TKP) are under it, held a two days’ Conference on Pope Francis’ Orientation on Human Trafficking last October 29-30, 2019 at Fr. Mark Horan Hall, National Shrine of our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Broadway Avenue, New Manila.
The event aims to strengthen the network of the different congregations, institutions, agencies, NGOs and to prioritize the issue of human trafficking. To raise the people’s awareness of the need to reaffirm and maintain their value, dignity and roles according to the Spirit of the Gospel.
The events highlight the following Topics:
- Commission on Human Rights: A rights-based Approach to end the Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.
- The Role of IACAT and Its Potential for Partnership with Religious Organization to prosecute perpetrators.
- International Justice Mission Prosecution of Online Sexual Exploitation of Children Traffickers: Developing an Evidence – Based Reporting and referral System
- Responses to ensure Just Labor and Address Poverty- Best practices (Prevention)
- Urban Missionaries of AMRSP, Labor Trafficking and Slavery in Urban Factories
- Sexual Exploitation and On-line Sexual Exploitation of Children
- Engaging Across Borders Globally (Partnership & Networking)
- The potential of JPIC Networks, together with TK Networks, to end trafficking in Asia
- Talitha Kum Philippines and The TK Asia Network: Local Challenges and Working.
- An overview of POHT and Development in Asia of ATI Pant Anti- Slavery Work of the Church
The Topics was deepened by the open forum, videos for reflections, prayer, reflection workshop and panel sharing by the different persons involved on Human Trafficking advocacy.
In the face of these realities and daunting challenges, the participants and organizers signed for a commitment to end Human Trafficking through Education, and information thru Social Media. Pope Francis says: “Human trafficking is a disgrace and a crime against humanity. And we must work together to PUT AN END TO THIS TERRIBLE trade.”
Sharon S. Villafranca, CMT
Reina del Carmelo Community