Responding in Mercy to Human Trafficking

Wednesday 22 March 6.30 – 8.00 pm

The Mercy Futures group invites you to our first session of the Responding in Mercy Program that will focus on the challenging issue of Human Trafficking.

Sister Noelene Simmons, a Marist Sister, will lead this session with Sister Kathleen Dowse rsm taking part in the discussion. The session will cover:

  • Human Trafficking - a reality in Australia
  • What does it look like?
  • How can we take up the call of Pope Francis to bring an end to human trafficking and slavery?
  • What is a Mercy response to this issue? What can you do?

Sr. Noelene has a background in secondary teaching with 24 years experience in secondary schools in Australia and New Zealand. She has held various administrative roles within her congregation and in secondary colleges. Currently she is the National President for ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) and represents Oceania at Talitha Kum (The International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons). Her work with ACRATH includes giving presentations to raise awareness about human trafficking, advocating on behalf of those affected by this crime, networking with other NGO’s working in this field and managing the ACRATH website and social media platforms. Sr. Kathleen led a reflection/action group on this topic last year at St Michael’s Parish Baulkham Hills.

When: Wednesday 22 March, 6.30 – 8.00 pm

Where: Catherine McAuley Rooms, 6 Victoria Road, Parramatta

Parking: There will be very limited parking in the Convent car park. If you require disabled parking please contact the Congregation Office and we will reserve a parking space for you. Parking is also available in Ross and Villiers Streets. RSVP: By Friday 17 March. You can email or call the Congregation Office on 9683 2555.

We do hope that you will be able to join us.
Mercy Futures Team

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