In 2006, I started working for the Sisters of Notre Dame in California and launched their human trafficking awareness campaign. At the time, there were few people who had heard of modern slavery, but Sr. Jean Shafer was one of them and her newsletter was an invaluable resource to me.
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A newsletter that serves as an exchange among religious congregations and their collaborating organizations offers news and information on the growing front to end the scourge of human trafficking.
Stop Trafficking! has been published online for almost 12 years and continues to gain new readers as awareness about trafficking grows.
Sponsored by about 70 religious congregations, the online publication promotes awareness of human trafficking, serves as an exchange for best practices in advocacy for and empowerment of survivors of human trafficking and recommends actions to counter trafficking.
Sister Jean Shafer, a member of the Sisters of the Divine Savior and newsletter editor, told Catholic News Service that she started the newsletter when she finished her term as general superior of her order. She and a friend also staff a safe house located in San Diego for women who were able…
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