As the Kentucky General Assembly considers a proposed law that would help victims of human trafficking, House Bill 3, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and the Dominican Sisters of Peace are taking action.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace announced a corporate stance against human trafficking last week and pledged to support efforts to end the practice.
“The reality of thousands of our brothers and sisters laboring in modern day slavery compels us to act now to stop human trafficking and to serve the survivors of this crime,” said Dominican Sister Judy Morris in a public statement. “This stance proclaims that it is our mission to be a prophetic voice in solidarity with the poor, the marginalized, and oppressed. Our 600 sisters and 500 lay associates had the opportunity to vote on the stance and now commit our support to efforts to end human trafficking.”
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who took a corporate stance against human trafficking in 2008, are serving on a task force in Nelson County, Ky., to end human trafficking. The group also includes SCN employees, members of law enforcement, educators and social workers. They meet monthly on the sisters’ Nazareth campus.Related story: Editorial — Curbing this ‘brutal business’