Anti-Slavery Events

Anti-Slavery Taskforce Chair, Mr John McCarthy QC.

2019 Events

To commemorate the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Trafficking in Persons on the feast day of St Josphine Bakhita (1869-1947) the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney Anti-Slavery Task Force is sponsoring an Ethical Sourcing Seminar and Expo.

It is part of a larger Archdiocesan programme directed at eradicating modern slavery announced by the Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP in March of 2017.

You will hear from church, business, government and community leaders about the reality of slavery in our world today, including in Australia, and what can be done to address it in our homes, workplaces and communities.

Register to attend St. Bakhita’s Day Ethical Sourcing Seminar and Expo.

Past Events

On St Bakhita’s Day 8 February 2018 Archbishop Fisher issued a strong statement with 10 Recommendations including:

  • an anti-slavery supply chain strategy for Catholic agencies;
  • anti-slavery education and external engagement and
  • anti-slavery ethical purchasing.

This far-reaching framework, which is now being implemented, seeks to bring about change in the areas where the Church has the most capacity to do so.

Read the Archbishop’s Statement

Archbishop’s Homily For Mass For The Feast Of St. Josephine Bakhita, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

St Bakhita’s Day Prayer Card

Anti-Slavery Taskforce Recommendations

Anti-Slavery Taskforce Chair John McCarthy’s address at Rome Round Table: June 2018