Project Updates

Brief Report on Opposing Human Trafficking October Conference Call Meeting

Opposing Human Trafficking

Members of the MIA-Global Action working group on Opposing Human Trafficking from Australia, Ireland and America met via conference call on October 3rd. Reports from members were circulated prior to the call providing the opportunity to share initiatives and best practice and to alert the group to concerns and emerging issues. Reports: MIA-MGA¼at the UN

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Update on Anti-Trafficking work by MIA- MGA at the UN

Opposing Human Trafficking

Report:¼Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons; High Level Meeting of the GA to Review Plan; Reception at the Holy see MIssion; CSTIP; NY¼Declaration and the Global Compact on Migration; Other Events 1. Preparation work for the Review of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons Preparation work for the review of the Glob

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Addressing Human Trafficking: Report from The Congregation

Opposing Human Trafficking

Steps taken by The Congregation through MECPATHS¼to address the issue of Human trafficking: Aisling Murray to increase her working hours to 18 per week. Ann Mara was taken on staff to replace Ruth Kilcullen. New Website designed and content developed. Letters to MEPs – Letter drafted for lobbying purposes.

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Report from Newfoundland

Opposing Human Trafficking

Projects happening within our province: Over the past months I have been involved in preparing a power point presentation on human trafficking. I was asked to provide an education and awareness session to the clergy of one of our dioceses. I used slides, hymns, prayers and creative pictures in the power point. Part 1 focussed on facts/figures and Part 11 on the response of the church. Part 11 evoked a spirited discussion in terms o

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Environmental Refugees and Human Trafficking

Opposing Human Trafficking

U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking is a collaborative, faith-based network that offers educational programs and materials, supports access to survivor services, and engages in legislative advocacy to eradicate modern-day slavery. Following recent climate disasters, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the earthquake in Mexico, members of the U.S. Catholic Sist

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Report from Mercy Investments

Opposing Human Trafficking

Mercy Investment Services (MIS) work in the area of Human Trafficking So much attention has been paid to the issue of trafficking in the last few months here. Legislation moves slowly but we are still hopeful that a bill will be completed on the Business Supply Chain Transparency Act. In the meantime we are engaging hotels, trucking companies and airlines to either join the Ecpat

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October Report from USA

Opposing Human Trafficking

Primary foci of ministry are education, awareness raising and legislative advocacy. Essential to achieving the foci are collaboration, networking and coalition-building. Specific things in which I have been engaged are: Presenting to high school and university students, health care personnel and a wide variety of groups and organization

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Sisters of Mercy of the Americas September 2017 Report

Cosmology & Eco Justice

Participants at the Instituteüs 2017 Chapter walked through the streets of downtown Buffalo, New York, June 23rd to to call attention to the sacredness of water and the human right to this resource. In response to the global issue of climate change and the need for all to transition to a low-carbon future, Mercy Investment Services' Social Responsibilit

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MIA – MGA at the UN Report to Cosmology/Eco-Justice Group – September 2017

Cosmology & Eco Justice

A number of events were attended by MIA_MGA¼at the UN, including: MGA at the UN attended first UN World Oceans Conference World Oceans Day, June 8th stands as an annual reminder for the world to protect, honor and conserve the oceans across the globe. This year, World Oceans Day marked the commencement of the first Oceans Conf

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Report for September from The Congregation

Cosmology & Eco Justice

Kathleen Glennon and I [Carmel Bracken] are currently creating a set of rituals around sustainability. Central to the rituals is a definition of sustainability by John Ehrenfeld who sees sustainability as “the possibility that humans and other life will flourish on the Earth forever.? This echoes the work of Thomas Berry around the full flourishing of all of life. We

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