Anti-Human Trafficking

We, Sisters of St. Joseph, are committed to the elimination of human trafficking in our society. We are active members of the Boston Anti-Trafficking Coalition and the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT).  The Boston Coalition hosts an Annual Prayer Vigil each January, and engages in educational forums in the wider community.  Recent activities of the Boston Coalition include preparation and distribution of over 165 ‘Bags of Love’ to survivors of human trafficking in the New England states.  The ‘Bags of Love’ assist and help restore dignity to a woman/girl who is transitioning from victim to survivor. 

Past Events

Reflection & Prayer to End Human Trafficking

January 11 – February 8, 2020

From January 11th to February 8th, the CSJ community joined in prayer to support those suffering from human trafficking and those who are working to end the worldwide issue.

2020 Prayer Vigil for an End to Human Trafficking

January 12, 2020

On Sunday, January 12, 2020, about 100 supporters gathered at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph for the 11th Annual Prayer Vigil for an End to Human Trafficking.

Corporate Stance Against Human Trafficking (March 29, 2009)

We, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, whose mission of unity and reconciliation impels us to promote right relationships, denounce the slavery of human trafficking in all its forms in every place where it exists.

We commit:

  • to educate ourselves and others about the causes, consequences and magnitude of human trafficking
  • to work to eliminate the root causes of human trafficking
  • to minister to victims of human trafficking in collaboration with others
  • to use our strength as consumers and investors to promote a just society that eliminates the incentives for human trafficking

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