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.
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.