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We, the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, stand in solidarity with the victims of human trafficking and take a corporate stance against the trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation, prostitution, forced labor and/or real or virtual slavery. Through valuing life and promoting the human dignity of each person, we uphold the dignity and human rights of those exploited and journey in building communities and societies of Gospel justice.
From the beginning of our congregation, we have served as women for and with women. "We consider it an important mission to enable women to grow in awareness of their personal dignity and their role in the family, the Church and society" (Constitution 109.3).
The practice of human trafficking exists here in the U.S. and worldwide. It is a violent and inhumane exploitation of the human person and is incompatible with the values of the Gospel; therefore, the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters oppose the trafficking of human persons.
Catholic Social Teaching explains that "All human beings are clothed in the same personal dignity. For this reason they must be respected, and no reason can ever justify their being used at whim, as if they were objects" (Pope Benedict XVI, January 1, 2007).
We, the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, pledge ourselves to pray for women and children caught in human trafficking, to educate ourselves and others regarding the magnitude, causes and consequences of human trafficking, work for change in society by supporting anti-trafficking legislation and collaborate with others to work to eliminate the root causes of human trafficking and minister to victims of human trafficking.
How should I educate myself and others:
Our commitment as Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters: