Category Archives for Economic Justice 2019

Objective, Economic Justice 2019

During Lent, we remember those who continue to be crucified. Students will be able to DEFINE “human trafficking” and give some examples of it. IDENTIFY one step that the student can take to have a

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Step 1: Pray

Jesus, remember me.You knew struggle during your time in the desert.When my days are long and I cry out your name,Jesus, remember me.You knew anguish in the Garden of Gethsemane.When I am faced with

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Step 2: Make Personal Connections

Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is grateful for the work and the skills she has learned as a pastry chef. But her life has not always been one of cakes and daisies.Lita was very young when her father died. Her

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Maryknoll Lay Missioner James Harvey raising awareness about the realities of human trafficking.

Neighbor Focus

Lita carefully traces daisies on the cake she is preparing for her client in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is grateful for the work and the skills she has learned as a pastry chef. But her life has not always

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Faith Perspective

Maryknoll missioners in Cambodia and Myanmar are seeing the return of fishermen who have been rescued from slave-like working conditions on Thai fishing boats. Recruited by false promises of a living wage,

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Step 3: Explore Scripture and Tradition

READ ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:Old Testament: Exodus 6: 2-13Life of Jesus: John 15: 12-17Christian Living: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-14REFLECT: What do these passages say about God’s love for us? How is God calling

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What Does The Church Say?

“In the eyes of God, each human person, whether girl, boy, woman or man is a free person.”  - Pope FrancisPope Francis called trafficking a “crime against humanity.” He then urged all people,

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Step 4: Take Action

IDENTIFY THE SUPPLY CHAIN:  TASK each person with locating the source of one thing they own or use, which could include clothing or a laptop, cell phone, etc.RESEARCH where that item was

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An instructor, from the Chab Dai Coalition, raising awareness about the realities of human trafficking

Raise Your Voice

EDUCATE others on the signs of human trafficking where someone is being controlled or experiencing trauma. Start a marketing campaign by making signs to post in your school or church explaining the signs

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Cambodian Youth listen to a Chab Dai Coalition human trafficking prevention meeting.

Be A Global Neighbor

Did you know that Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns is active in helping to end human trafficking both here and in the world? Visit our website to find resources you can use in your schools and parishes

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