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Eradication of human trafficking

Today, 30 July 2014, is the first United Nations World Day against Trafficking of Persons

One of the mission outreaches of Nga Whaea Atahwai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand is the work towards eradication of human trafficking, something put to us by Jesus through Mercy Global Concern. “He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives.” (Luke 4:17). Individual Sisters are working in their own localities alongside women who have come into Aotearoa New Zealand supposedly for one purpose and have ended up in very different circumstances. As well as this, as a congregation we have undertaken to learn more about trafficking which seems to belong in places other than our land. Now we are discovering it is well and truly here too.

As Director of Religious Studies at Carmel College (one of our Mercy schools in Auckland), Sister Anna Nicholls has taken workshops for staff and students.

Read more about this initiative here

Working for the eradication of human trafficking is a key issue for Mercy Sisters and their companions worldwide.

Click here for a full list of Resources Against Human Trafficking on the Mercy International Association website.

Mea ana te atawhai haere mai i runga i te aroha me te awhi
Mercy invites us to love and to care