Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons (TIP), is a modern-day form of slavery - both sex trafficking and labor trafficking. It is a crime under state, federal and international law. It is currently the second-largest type of criminal activity, exceeded only by the illegal drug trade.
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility drafted a statement of principles and recommendations for confronting human trafficking and modern slavery, which FAN signed. We urge your community to learn more about this horrible crime and to support organizations which work to eradicate this practice.
As Pope Francis stated: “I reaffirm here that the “trade in people” is a vile activity, a disgrace to our societies that claim to be civilized. Exploiters and clients at all levels should make a serious examination of conscience both in the first person and before God! Today the Church is renewing her urgent appeal that the dignity and centrality of every individual always be safeguarded, with respect for fundamental rights...”