2022 Assembly


ACCION SOCIAL CONFER news 4 April 2017


Justa del Sol, from ACCION SOCIAL CONFER, Spain (the Spanish Conference of Religious) sends us news of the recent meeting of the Inter-Church Group against Trafficking in Persons, which took place on the 4 April 2017 at the CONFER head offices in Madrid.
Present were representatives of the main Religious institutes and Church organisations involved in the work against trafficking in persons in Spain and carers of victims, namely; the Adorers, Caritas, Cruz Blanca Foundation, Dominicans of the Presentation, the Episcopal Conference, Justice and Peace Society, Mary Ward (Ireland), the Oblates, Villa Teresita and lay experts on issues of human trafficking and exploitation. They shared their experiences and best practices, as well as the challenges they encounter in their ministry.  One of the most challenging realities is the fact that human trafficking continues to be ‘invisible’’ to the wider society and therefore continues to thrive. 
Of particular value was the opportunity to share practical ideas which encourage the work of other congregations and NGO’s in the fight against human trafficking. In the spirit of Easter and hope, the meeting concluded with a positive outlook towards the collaborative efforts of all those present, in the fight against trafficking and exploitation.
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Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.