Honduran Pilgrimage set for March 18 to 25, 2019
Joining a delegation with 70 other "pilgrims" Sister Janice Jolin and SMIC Associate Norah Nolan Cramer have begun preparation to join the 2019 Honduran Pilgrimage. Its mission is to learn firsthand the root causes of why thousands of Honduran people are seeking asylum at our borders.
January is Human Trafficking Month
Facts about Human Trafficking:
- There are an estimated 40.3 million victims of modern-day slavery worldwide. Of these, 25 million are victims of labor or sex trafficking and 15 million are people trapped in forced marriages.
- Nearly 30% of all victims are men and boys; increasing to 46% for victims of forced labor
- Unfortunately, stakeholders have increasingly found that individuals in situations of forced migration, such as refugees and unaccompanied children, are particularly vulnerable to labor and sex traffickers.
- Victim identification remains a significant challenge to U.S. efforts to prevent trafficking, prosecute perpetrators, and protect victims.
- Calculated as a 150-billion-dollar industry, modern day slavery has become the fastest growing source of illicit profit for criminals worldwide.
Providing a contemplative compassionate presence to all, especially the most needy.