Recommendations of the 2015 PASS Plenary Session

From the 17-21 April 2015 Plenary Session on ‘Human Trafficking: Issues beyond... Read more

Declaration of the 28 April 2015 Summit

28 April 2015 We the undersigned have assembled at the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social... Read more

Joint Declaration Against Modern Slavery

We, the undersigned, are gathered here today for a historical initiative to inspire spiritual and practical action by all global faiths and people of good will everywhere to eradicate modern slavery across the world by 2020 and for all time. In the eyes of God each human being is a free person, whether girl, boy, woman or man, and is destined to exist for the good of all in equality and fraternity. Modern slavery, in terms of human trafficking, forced labour and prostitution, organ trafficking, and any relationship that fails to respect the fundamental conviction that all people are equal and have the same freedom and dignity, is a crime against humanity. We pledge ourselves here today to do all in our power, within our faith communities and beyond, to work together for the freedom of all those who are enslaved and trafficked so that their future may be restored. Today we have the opportunity, awareness, wisdom, innovation and technology to achieve this human and moral imperative. 

STATEMENT OF THE 2013 WORKSHOP

THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AND THE FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DES... Read more
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I have stated several times that these new forms of slavery – human trafficking, forced labour, prostitution, organ trade – are very serious crimes, a wound on the body of contemporary humanity.
The whole of society is called to grow in this awareness, especially with regard to national and international legislation, in order to prosecute the traffickers and redirect their unjust gains to the rehabilitation of victims.

Pope Francis, Address to the Participants in the Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Saturday, 18 April 2015

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#EndSlavery is an initiative of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Sciences for their work to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking, a task Pope Francis assigned to them in 2013.

 

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