FRANCISCANS AS CONSUMERS: Ethical Responsibilities

David B. Couturier, OFM. Cap. PhD, DMin., is the research analyst on economic issues for the Franciscan Action Network in Washington, DC. He is the outgoing director of the Office for Pastoral Planning for the Archdiocese of Boston and the director of Catholic Consultations International, a ministry that provides organizational development and mediation services to Catholic and not for profit institutions. He provides a look at consumerism with a focus on the issue of human trafficking.

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking display in NYC

Many members of Franciscan Action Network, especially women religious, place a high priority on work to stop human trafficking. During the past decade, greater attention has been paid to this contemporary form of human slavery which is a global, national and local evil.