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The International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

On August 23, what will you do to honor the International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition?

A New Resource: Trafficking and Human Slavery

There's a new resource on trafficking and human slavery brought to you by the Daughters of Charity. People all over the world are on the move. They want opportunity. They want safety. They want freedom. Just freedom. That's the name Sr. Michelle Loisel, D.C., has...

Ending Forced Labor in Supply Chains

The UN’s recent High Level Political Forum in New York included an event focused on an aspect of human trafficking related to forced labor in supply chains. by Margaret O’Dwyer, DC A Vincentian identity of disdaining human trafficking Compassion for human slaves and...

“Slaves No More, But Brothers and Sisters” Pope Francis

“Slaves No More, But Brothers and Sisters” Pope Francis

Jeopardy, Trafficking and St. John’s U

Jeopardy, Trafficking and St. John’s U

Perhaps you have heard how Jeopardy host Alex Trebeck was asked if he knew the origin of his suit. St. John’s University will host a conference that explores the relationships of poverty, human trafficking, modern slavery, and slavery’s links to consumerism and the...

Correction – Patron of the abused

Correction – Patron of the abused

An earlier article about a Vincentian martyr as a possible patron saint of the abused requires further nuance. THe article was based on three different sources which collectively missed a significant nuance. FamVin has learned from Vincent Hermans, secretary of the...

Modern slave trade has ‘many faces’

Modern slave trade has ‘many faces’

Many groups in the Vincentian Family have become involved in anti-trafficking programs and are gratified to see the increasing attention being paid to the issue. Modern day slavery is prevalent throughout the world even though it goes by different names, a human...

Modern slave trade has ‘many faces’

Vincentian women against Trafficking

The following groups have joined with dozens of other groups to speak out against trafficking. Daughters of Charity, Prov. of St. Louise Daughters of Charity, Prov. of the West  Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Sisters of Charity of Halifax Sisters of Charity of...

Saints who were slaves

Saints who were slaves

With more than 12 million trafficked and enslaved people worldwide, the problem is enormous. But you can help. Let's abolish slavery forever. The site is part of the Catholic Relief Services campaign to free modern day slaves. THis is a cause that would have been...

Where are the world’s slaves today?

"Though the market is now mostly underground, people are still bought and sold all over the world. But in some places, it’s more of a problem, reports the website FastCoexist. We all know Vincent's deep concern about the conditions of slaves. Slavery may not be as...

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