Vatican Hosts Anglican and Muslim Leaders for Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative

Catholic Church head Pope Francis, Anglican leader Archbishop Justin Welby and a Sunni Muslim representative from al-Azhar University in Egypt recently joined together on an initiative to fight human trafficking and slavery around the world. The interfaith group recently met at the Vatican to launch the Global Freedom Network, a campaign to help the millions of people worldwide who “are enslaved into forced labor and sexual exploitation” developed by Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest. The campaign seeks to work with corporations and governments to implement anti-trafficking programs. In a statement, Welby said, “We are now being challenged in these days to find more profound ways of putting our ministry and mission where our faith is; and being called into a deeper unity on the side of the poor and in the cause of the justice and righteousness of God” …

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