Two Sisters of St. Joseph continue anti-trafficking work

October 14, 2014 by

Sister Mary Savoie, left, and Sister Margaret Nacke pose with Sister Estrella Castalone during the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking meeting in Alexandria, Va., earlier this month.

Sister Mary Savoie, left, and Sister Margaret Nacke pose with Sister Estrella Castalone during the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking meeting in Alexandria, Va., earlier this month.

Two Sisters of St. Joseph from Belleville, Kan., took part in a meeting earlier this month that brought together leaders representing the anti-trafficking movement worldwide.

Sisters Margaret Nacke and Mary Savoie were among the 16 core group members at the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking meeting in Alexandria, Va., Oct. 5-8.

Sister Estrella Castalone, a Salesian Sister of St. John Bosco who lives in Rome, was the main presenter. Sister Estrella is director of Talitha Kum, the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons within the International Union of Superiors General, which represents Catholic sisters worldwide. Her presentation detailed the work against human slavery being done in the 81 member-counties in the Talitha Kum network.

There were also briefings presented by the U.S. State Department, the Washington, D.C.-based Polaris Project and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Sisters also scheduled visits with staffs of congressional representatives to provide information on human trafficking and encourage them to support anti-trafficking legislation.

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One Response to “Two Sisters of St. Joseph continue anti-trafficking work”

  1. Mary Jo Sullivan on October 15th, 2014 1:47 pm

    A growing epidemic here in Oklahoma. Thank you Srs. for your dedication to this issue.

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