Modern Slavery: MPJP Canonical Stewards respond

22 February 2023 by

The crucial role of MPJP Canonical Stewards in responding to modern slavery was explored in a 60 minute webinar on 20 Feb 2023.

The webinar included two short videos, one on the life of St Josephine Bakhita (Patron saint of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking) and another video entitled “What is modern about modern slavery?”.

Three presenters described what Catholic organisations are doing to prevent, identify and eradicate modern slavery:

  1. Christine Carolan, National Executive Officer: Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans;
  2. Alison Rahill, Executive Officer: Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network; and
  3. Rosemary Copeland, Co-Chair: Kildare Ministries.

Topics covered included:

  • What is modern slavery?
  • How is it present in Australia?
  • Modern Slavery Act 2018
  • Appropriate responses to modern slavery?
  • Catholic Social Teaching and modern slavery
  • What is the role of ACAN and ACRATH?
  • What role is there for MPJP Canonical Stewards?

The webinar is now available online:

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