Human Trafficking

November 5, 2013

Slavery and Fair Trade: Topics I Can’t Get Away From

June 27, 2014

Major FBI Arrest Highlights Problem of Human Trafficking

The crackdown on sex trafficking in 106 U.S. cities was labeled 'Operation Cross Country VIII' and was part of an ongoing effort to stop the exploitation of minors.

May 16, 2014

Pornography Seen as a Root of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking generates more than $32 billion in crime each year and includes some 10-30 million people held in some form of 'slavery.'

May 13, 2014

Religious Leaders Can Help Counter Boko Haram, U.S. Bishops Say

In a letter to National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Des Moines Bishop Richard Pates encouraged the U.S. government to assist the Nigerian people in building a safer society. Pope Francis has been praying for the release of the young women and encouraging others to do so via Twitter.

March 20, 2014

Interfaith Leaders Launch Effort Against Human Trafficking

The Global Freedom Network was officially formed by Catholic, Anglican and Muslim leaders March 17.

March 6, 2014

Virginia Bishop to Fathers: Reject Pornography; Protect Yourself and Your Family

Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington added a preface to his 2006 pastoral letter ‘Bought With a Price.’

October 21, 2013

Modern Slave Trade Has Many Faces, Human-Rights Authority Says

The newly issued Global Slavery Index shows that more than 75% of the world’s human trafficking occurs in 10 countries, with Mauritania the worst.

August 23, 2013

Pope Requests That Vatican Experts Address Modern Slave-Trade Scourge

November gathering will discuss ways to combat 'terrible offense against human dignity and a grave violation of fundamental human rights.'

November 29, 2011

Kathleen Sebelius' Gruesome Moral Calculus

Health and Human Services policy may be furthering the exploitation of sex-trafficked women.

October 17, 2011

HHS Ends Contract With Church Program for Trafficking Victims, Stressing Need for Contraception

A former director of the HHS trafficking program argues that contraceptives may facilitate coercive prostitution.

February 9, 2011

Lila Rose vs. Planned Parenthood

The Virginia attorney general may investigate clinic following Live Action exposé. One clinic stands by its employees who allegedly counseled shady abortions.