Posts Tagged ‘Slavery’

Expert sees cyberspace full of risk, from addictions to child abuse Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
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A leading expert in cyberpsychology describes a digital culture today in which children and pre-teens have virtually unfiltered access to online pornography, and she predicts that one day parents who fail to monitor their children’s online activity may be found guilty of criminal child abuse. “I can see later down the line that parents or Read more

Church work against slavery could have global impact Comments 0

Monday, August 13th, 2018

The Church should act against slavery wherever it can and not just speak against it, says Sydney’s archbishop Anthony Fisher. Making good his statement, Fisher has publicly committed the Archdiocese of Sydney to a pilot programme aimed at ridding the archdiocese’s services, schools and parishes of slavery-tainted goods and services. The pilot program Fisher is Read more

Christian leaders deplore Biblical defence of immigration policy Comments 0

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Christian leaders deplore US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s use of the Bible to justify separating illegal immigrant parents from their children when they arrive at the US border. Sessions is quoting St Paul’s letter to the Romans, Chapter 13, saying it is a “clear and wise command …to obey the laws of the government because Read more

Car wash slavery fought with Church’s app Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Car wash slavery is rife in Britain. However a means to combat it may have been developed. A church-led app is targeting “modern slavery” at Britain’s 18,000 hand car washes to protect children and other vulnerable groups by urging users to report suspected cases to authorities. Read more Related Posts:Slavery – more profitable and more Read more

Human trafficking happening in NZ Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018

At least three investigations probing the scale of human trafficking in New Zealand are underway as examples of restaurant workers being underpaid and sex workers being blackmailed come to light. Continue reading Related Posts:Pope appeals for action against human traffickingMyanmar’s human trafficking and the Catholic ChurchHuman trafficking: Pope calls for everyone’s helpStop human traffickers, educate Read more

Slavery in Australia: 4,300 people today Comments 0

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Slavery is alive and well not just in the global economy, but also in Australia. “Most people think human trafficking and slavery a thing of the past that need not concern them. But as we speak, there are 4,300 slaves in Australia and 40.3 million slaves worldwide,” Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP says. Related Posts:Slavery – Read more

Human trafficking: Pope calls for everyone’s help Comments 0

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Human trafficking is a scourge that we all must help combat, Pope Francis says. He is appealing to everyone, including citizens and institutions, to join forces against human trafficking and to help the victims. His plea is echoed by English Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, who says churches, governments, police and business leaders must do Read more

Bitcoin, slavery and the Vatican Comments 0

Monday, November 6th, 2017

The way bitcoin and other crypto-currencies are being used in the modern-day slave trade is a hot topic at the Vatican. Bank of Montreal senior manager Joseph Mari yesterday presented the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS) with an overview of the role crypto-currencies play in money laundering. He also explained blockchain‘s potential in the money-laundering Read more

Ways to spot human trafficking Comments 0

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The CNN Freedom Project wants to amplify the voices of the victims of modern-day slavery, highlight success stories and help unravel the tangle of criminal enterprises trading in human life. It’s vacation season for much of the world, with travelers flocking to airports to jet off for some hard-earned R&R. But it’s not just holidaymakers who fly Read more

We can end human trafficking, UN told Comments 0

Monday, September 25th, 2017

We can end human trafficking with a multi-pronged approach that fights trafficking and aids victims, Archbishop Paul Gallagher told global leaders at a United Nations (UN) event last week. Ending this “modern slavery” has been a major priority for Pope Francis, Gallagher said. The Catholic Church is collaborating “with both the public and private sectors, Read more