Peace and Justice Issues for the Month of January

Jan 14th, 2017

There are two major Peace and Justice Issues that are brought to our attention during the month of January.

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention month and there’s a specific action do today to make a difference in the lives of those who are labor trafficked. The Transparency Act in Supply Chains is a new bill in Congress that would require companies to disclose the measures they're taking to address forced labor and human trafficking within their supply chains. Contact our members of Congress and let them know that you want companies to reveal the steps they are taking to stop the trafficking and exploitation of workers. 

National Migration Week was January 8-14. There are over 65 million people displaced worldwide. This current situation is said to be the worst refugee crisis since World War 2.  Pope Francis is constantly pleading with individuals and nations to respond with active compassion to these our brothers and sisters.
During January remember the plight of the unborn, who through abortion, have their lives taken away before birth. Let us work and pray together for the protection of the lives of all persons from conception to natural death. Please join in our efforts to support our Life Care Centers as they in a special way support mothers with unborn and young children.

Let us learn what we can about the needs of people caught up in difficult and unjust situations and offer the support of our prayer as well as our work of advocacy. The websites for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Minnesota Catholic Conference each provide educational resources and action alerts.

-Peace and Justice Committee