The World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking will be celebrated for the first time on Sunday 8 February 2015, the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita. The Day has been declared in response to a request from women religious to Pope Francis. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia are getting behind it and have produced a range of useful resources for schools, parishes, religious communities and groups. The Society of the Sacred Heart is a long time supporter of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans and New Zealand Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans. We encourage you to join in prayer, reflection and
JPIC International Coordinator, Anne Corry RSCJ reflects on the Sydney hostage crisis and draws our attention to Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Peace 2015 read more. A summary of the message, titled No Longer Slaves, but Brothers and Sisters, a link to the full text, and questions for reflection are available here.