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Church groups to hold day of prayer vs human trafficking Dec. 12

Posted On 2013 Dec 10
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Residents, who survived Super Typhoon Haiyan, receive holy communion during Sunday mass inside the Redemptorist Church in Tacloban city, central Philippiness November 17, 2013. Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan flocked to ruined churches on Sunday, kneeling in prayer under torn roofs as the Philippines faced an enormous rebuilding task from the storm that killed at least 3,681 people and displaced 4 million. The Philippines is facing up to an enormous rebuilding task from Typhoon Haiyan, with many isolated communities yet to receive significant aid despite a massive international relief effort.(MNS photo)

Residents, who survived Super Typhoon Haiyan, receive holy communion during Sunday mass inside the Redemptorist Church in Tacloban city, central Philippiness November 17, 2013. Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan flocked to ruined churches on Sunday, kneeling in prayer under torn roofs as the Philippines faced an enormous rebuilding task from the storm that killed at least 3,681 people and displaced 4 million. The Philippines is facing up to an enormous rebuilding task from Typhoon Haiyan, with many isolated communities yet to receive significant aid despite a massive international relief effort.(MNS photo)

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)

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