2022 Assembly


Work of female Religious considered to be ‘’…nothing short of miraculous.’’


Students from the Archdiocese of Calcutta participate in a walk for peace against Human Trafficking. (Credit: Piyal Adhikary?EPA via CNS.).

Luke de Pulford, director of the ARISE Foundation, an NGO based in both London and New York, helping to support grassroots and anti-slavery networks, has been fulsome in his praise for female Religious who work selflessly with those who are vulnerable to human trafficking, in order to help prevention.
‘’India is a prime example of where women religious have networked to rescue and resettle thousands of survivors. Their network – AMRAT – brings together hundreds of sisters from all over the country and beyond working dedicatedly against this evil,” according to Luke.
“The work of these sisters is nothing short of miraculous. They give their lives in service of those suffering, and yet are so often overlooked by those in a position to help,” de Pulford said. “It is sustainable work done for the love of the person in front of them. They gain nothing from it. Working in partnership with them is an absolute no-brainer for Arise – this is one of our most privileged partnerships.”
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Adapted by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.