National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States as a result of a 2007 resolution by the Senate making January 11th a day of awareness and vigilance for the countless victims of Human Trafficking around the world

Here are some ways to join in prayer:

Prayer Vigil in Commemoration of Human Trafficking Awareness Day 



Local Catholic Sisters in the Greater Boston areainvite you to gather on Sunday, January 6, 2013, from 1:00-2:00pm at 637 Cambridge St. Brighton, MA, for a prayer vigil to commemorate the fifth annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Participants will gather in the Chapel of the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse. Those who wish will proceed outside for the vigil. For more information call 617.746.2028.


Weekend of Prayer

The National Weekend of Prayer is a coalition of abolitionists and prayer leaders.  The mission of the Weekend of Prayer is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage awareness of the issue of human trafficking which is correctly called modern day slavery.

The weekend of prayer will be held January 11-13, 2013.

• Weekend of January 5-6 – EDUCATION
The Weekend of Prayer should be prefaced by a time of learning about human trafficking. The website  will have educational resources, links, videos, samples of bulletin inserts and prayer guides for your use.
ALL are  encouraged to say individual prayers, in their homes or places of employment, at 12 Noon.
On the evening of the 11th there will be webcasts of interdenominational prayer gatherings in several major cities, including Washington DC, Orlando, Miami, Dallas and Las Vegas. The rallies will be streamed over the Internet. Every member of Congress will be invited to the rally in DC.

• Saturday, January 12: A TELEPHONIC PRAYER SURGE
Nationwide Prayer Conference Call to end modern day slavery.
Call 9am-11am Eastern, and 6am-8am Pacific
712-432-0075 access code 6149782#

Petitioning with one voice, Congregations are  encouraged to dedicate their prayers to ending modern day slavery. Clergy may choose to dedicate their sermons to a justice message. It is our hope that through this event thousands of the Faithful will be informed about the horrors of modern day slavery and be motivated to take action to seek justice.

Isaiah 61:1
 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

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