MANILA (Mabuhay) – Churches in the Philippines will get together in Manila on Dec. 12 to hold a prayer rally against human trafficking to mark the International Day Against Trafficking (IDAT).
Leaders and members of the groups are to gather for the “Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking” at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta from 3 to 6 p.m.
“Participants are encouraged to wear a white T-shirt as a symbol of the fight to restore dignity to victims of human trafficking,” said the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, one of the groups taking part in the event.
Aside from the CBCP, other groups participating in the event organized by the Interfaith Movement Against Human Trafficking (IMATH) include:
National Council of Churches in the Philippines
Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches
Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking of the Department of Justice.
“The event aims to increase people’s awareness on and campaign against human trafficking which is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world today,” the CBCP said.
During the event, participants are expected to reflect and take initial steps in the fight against human trafficking.(MNS)