The Gambia’s Challenges

Posted on 11. Oct, 2018 in Christian Values, Human Trafficking, Young people

Bishop Gabriel Mendy, the first ever Gambian Bishop, was appointed to his post as Bishop of Banjul one year ago. In his first interview he talked about being Bishop and in this one he talks about some of the social issues that The Gambia is facing, in particular unemployment and emigration. He says that almost […]

Countering Child Trafficking

Posted on 05. Apr, 2018 in Christian Values, Human Trafficking, Slavery, Young people

Sarah Marr (PREM Group Human Resources Manager, Ireland and UK) and Ann Mara (Education Coordinator, MECPATHS) PREM Group, who manage over 40 hotels across Europe, recently won the  the Champion Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the HR Champion Awards hosted at The Guinness Storehouse, in partnership with William Fry. Their work with MECPATHS, an organisation […]

Unwrapping the Truth

Posted on 09. Feb, 2017 in Christian Values, Human Trafficking

The Gift Box is a large walk-in piece of public art. The outside looks like a wrapped gift, covered with promises. Inside, visitors learn about the realities behind the false promises used by criminals to lure people into their net. Passers-by will be invited to spend a few minutes inside the box, reading true stories […]

Preventing Trafficking

Posted on 05. Jan, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Gospel Values, Human Trafficking, Prostitution

RENATE stands for Religious in Europe Networking against Trafficking and Exploitation. Mary Ryan rsm has worked with many others for some 30 years on all aspects of Trafficking & Exploitation. While she is engaged in working directly with people who have been trafficked into Ireland, she is also engaged in collaborating at National and International […]

Preventing Trafficking

Posted on 14. Jul, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Crime, Faith and Justice, Feminism/Women in the Church, Human Trafficking

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 […]

Building Bridges not Walls

Posted on 25. Feb, 2016 in Christian Values, Community, Environment, Human Trafficking, Immigrants

Pope Francis recently has recently returned from a trip to Mexico. During his trip he was questioned regarding Donal Trumps policy to build a wall if elected. Pope Francis replied that “a person who thinks only about building walls… and not of building bridges, is not Christian”. Donal Trump responded with criticism. Miriam Gormally met with […]

Pope Francis in America

Posted on 01. Oct, 2015 in Faith Groups, Human Trafficking, Immigrants, Media, Politics, Pope Francis

Recently Pope Francis created great expectation and excitement on his tour to America. Fr. Michael Collins, author of the book, “Francis; Bishop of Rome” also went to America to be there to witness Pope Francis’ trip as well as promote his recent book, “Pope Francis, A Photographic Portrait of the People’s Pope”. Here he talks […]

Stopping Child Abuse

Posted on 05. Jun, 2014 in Human Trafficking, Rehabilitation

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is a registered child protection charity which works across the UK to prevent child sexual abuse. It runs many projects, including Stop It Now! UK and Ireland and Parents Protect!. Michael Sheath, a member of the team was in Ireland recently speaking about Child Sexual Abuse and the internet. Did you […]

The Global Freedom Network

Posted on 21. Mar, 2014 in Christian Values, Discrimination, Faith and Justice, Human Trafficking, Immigrants, Islam, Prostitution, Slavery, Vatican

      On March 17 an unprecedented interfaith agreement was reached to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking across the world by 2020. It is a call to Catholics, Anglicans and Muslims, all governments and people of goodwill to join the movement against modern slavery and human trafficking. Called the “Global Freedom Network”, this […]