Archive for the ‘Trafficking’ Category

“Invisible Chains”

international copy-1Dear Friends for Life:  The First “International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking” will be celebrated throughout the world on February 8, 2015. The day is intended to raise greater public awareness and encourage reflection and action on the violence and injustice that impact victims of human trafficking. Continue reading

If Only I Would Listen

keep-christ-animbigDear Friends for Life:   It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you… yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.   -(Mother Teresa) Continue reading

Abolishing the death penalty

va_electric_chair(Dear Friends for Life):   Pope Francis has called on us to expand our fight for the “Culture of Life” by abolishing the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and he attacked a “penal populism” that promises to solve society’s problems by punishment instead of pursuing social justice.

“All Christians and men of good faith are therefore called upon today to fight, not only for the abolition of the death penalty – whether legal or illegal and in all its forms – but also to improve prison conditions, out of respect for the human dignity of persons deprived of their liberty.” Francis went on say that sentencing individuals to life in prison wasn’t any better, calling such penalties “a hidden death penalty.” Continue reading

Just to be aware

Dear Friends for Life

Human-trafficking-modern-slaveryHumanTrafSJust read an article about sex trafficking happening in our backyard in Free Malaysia Today News. 56% of trafficking cases occur in Asia and 161 countries are guilty of being involved in this illicit activity. Sex trafficking – one type of human trafficking – introduces a form of modern day slavery which exploits mostly women and children, but also includes men and boys. Continue reading