Posted on 14. Jul, 2016, in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Crime, Faith and Justice, Feminism/Women in the Church, Human Trafficking1 Comment
Ruth Killcullen is director of Mecpaths, Mercy Efforts to Counter Child Prostitution and Trafficking in the Hospitality Sector. Her work focuses on raising awareness amongst hotel owners of the prevalence of children being abused on their premises. She is also an advocate of legislation that follows the Nordic model in making paying for sex illegal for the buyer but legal for the seller. She explains to Miriam Gormally that it’s about getting us to think about the power imbalances the prostitution typically represents as well as challenge the idea that it’s a harmless activity. But she begins by looking at the work of Mecpaths.
I am transfixed by this interview. What a dreadful reality Ruth portrays. It is a huge task to change attitudes but Ruth sounds so focused that I have every hope for this vital task. I was intrigued by the question regarding this issue being taken up by religious orders and found Ruth’s answer excellent. Much to ponder here!