Inter-Church service in Dublin, Ireland, to mark the International Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action against Human Trafficking.

 

Inter-Church Service at St. Mary’s Church, on 8 February 2018, International Day of Awareness and  Prayer against Human Trafficking.

’Slaves no More’’ and ‘’Breaking the Chains that Bind us,’’ were central themes of the Inter-church Service which took place at St. Paul’s Church, Arran Quay, Dublin on the evening of 8 February, the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking, also known as the feast day of St. Bakhita, the Patroness of Human TraffickingHuman.

More than 100 people attended the service, which comprised Readings, interactive dramas, Taizé music and prayers underpinned by the question ‘’What did you do once you knew?’’

A guest speaker from RUHAMA added greatly to the poignancy of the Service, speaking to the harsh  realities of the lived experiences of the victims of human trafficking and exploitation.

It was fitting that the Service took place as the 5th Conference of the Santa Marta Group convened at the Vatican in Rome, to consider progressing the work to eliminate Human Trafficking.

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