The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati recently voted to take a public stand to support the abolition of human trafficking. Please accept the attached press release.
In October 2015, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati voted to take a public stand to support the abolition of human trafficking. SC Associates overwhelmingly supported the decision. The Congregational Stand reads:
As a Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, we believe that the practice of human trafficking should be abolished in law and practice. The Associates in Mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati strongly support this stand to abolish human trafficking in law and in practice.
Sisters of Charity Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation Director Debbie Weber, who has been involved with the proposal since its beginning stages, said:
“It doesn’t surprise me that the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati took a Congregational Stand regarding the abolishment of this modern-day form of slavery. Many Sisters are and have been involved in education, advocacy, and direct service to victims. As an Associate myself, I am pleased that we support the Sisters in this Stand.
“As the director of the Office of Peace, Justice and Care for Creation, I have and will continue to provide various forms of education, advocacy and action opportunities to our SC family as well as the larger community.”
The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, an apostolic Catholic women’s religious community, exist to carry out the Gospel of Jesus Christ through prayer and service in the world. Sisters, using their professional talents in the fields of education, health care, social services and environmental justice, live and minister in 29 U.S. dioceses and in Guatemala, Mexico and the West Indies. They also sponsor institutions to address education, health care and social service needs, with particular concern for direct service to the poor. Approximately 340 Sisters are joined in mission by 199 Associates (lay men and women). Visit the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati website at www.srcharitycinti.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sistersofcharityofcincinnati.
For questions, please contact S. Georgia Kitt, director of SC Communications, at 513-347-5466
See other FamVin news notes on human trafficking