Slavery

Thumbnail working credit wagner t cassimiro aranha via flickr cc by 20 cna 8 27 15 Catholic groups say this US bill could fight modern day slave labor

A proposed federal bill to combat human trafficking and forced labor in the corporate supply chain is an opportunity for Catholics to speak up in...

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Thumbnail red light district by petr kratochvil cc0 10 cna us catholic news 3 1 13 2 Change of heart toward money called crucial in trafficking fight

At a Vatican conference held Tuesday to mark the World Day against Trafficking, a U.S. diplomat emphasized that the scourge will not be ended until...

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Thumbnail chocolate Chocolate with the flavor of servitude

Stores are currently packed with chocolate confections shaped liked bunnies, butterflies, eggs, lambs and every other image related to Easter....

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Thumbnail shrimp credit jiri hera via wwwshutterstockcom cna Do you buy shrimp? You might want to know about this

When we purchase bananas at the grocery store or eat at a seafood restaurant, we might not think twice about it.But, many of the everyday products...

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Thumbnail julia greeley courtesy of denver catholic archives cna 1 27 16 For the ex-slave who blessed Denver, a path to sainthood opens

Denver, Colo., Dec 18, 2016 / 07:15 pm (CNA).- Julia Greeley was born into slavery in Hannibal, Missouri. But her cause for sainthood was opened on...

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Thumbnail georgetown university credit ehpien via flickr cc by nc nd 20 filter added cna Georgetown announces steps to make amends for 1838 slave sale

Washington D.C., Sep 6, 2016 / 11:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly 200 years after hosting a slave sale on campus in order to pay off school debt,...

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Thumbnail georgetown reconciliation service 2017 credit addie mena 4 cna Georgetown begins to make amends for 1838 sale of enslaved persons

Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2017 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- One hundred and seventy-nine years ago, two Jesuit priests sold 272 persons at a slave...

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Thumbnail harriet tubman public domain cna 4 20 16 Harriet Tubman, new face of 20 dollar bill, praised for her faith

As the U.S. treasury announces the legendary Harriet Tubman as the new face of the 20 dollar bill, she also drew praise from religious freedom...

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Thumbnail human trafficking  phillipines Human trafficking account: The Philippines: Escaping twice from domestic servitude

In her black leather jacket, rag-knit sweater, tight pants, three-inch heels and oversized tinted glasses, Lorena Barrios, 54, looks like a lady of...

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Thumbnail human trafficking It’s time to address modern day slavery

Over the last few months, I’ve been encouraged by the increasing number of people who are becoming involved in the abolitionist movement targeting...

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It has been said before that slavery was America’s “original sin.” When you consider that it has been more than 150 years since the end of the...

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Thumbnail la freedom march 2017 Sex and labor trade victims speak out during Los Angeles march

“I knew my life wasn’t normal,” Duñia Zelaya said of her childhood. She vividly remembers the night her mother and stepfather dressed her in...

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Thumbnail 20150112cnsbr7656 1 Slavery in the 21st century

Slavery ended in the 19th century, right? Wrong.It’s an easy enough mistake to make. After all, the end of America’s civil war and the Thirteenth...

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Thumbnail cns bakhita  815x1000   1 St Josephine Bakhita, former slave, is patron of trafficking victims

Rome, Italy, Feb 8, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As human trafficking continues to be a supremely important issue during Pope Francis’...

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Thumbnail st francis academy credit st francis academy 2 cna This 200 year-old black Catholic school is a 'gem' in Baltimore's inner city

Baltimore, Md., Feb 21, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Nestled among the mix of shiny new storefronts, foreclosed row houses, parks, and public...

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