Medellín, COLOMBIA, 26 August 2018 – Latin American faith leaders have united to jointly declare their commitment to stand against modern slavery.
The religious leaders were brought together at a historic event in Medellin, Colombia, organised by the Global Freedom Network, an initiative of the Walk Free Foundation, in collaboration with the Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (CELAM). The event united religious leaders from the region to commit to eradicating modern slavery through spiritual and practical actions.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 16th, 2017 – For the first time in the Americas, Global Freedom Network has brought together religious leaders of the Christian Catholic and Orthodox, as well as Hindu, Evangelical, Jewish, Sikh, Anglican and Muslim faiths who have jointly declared their commitment to stand united against modern slavery.
WARTA KOTA – Artis sekaligus penyanyi muda Maudy Ayunda menerima tantangan mengisi hari-harinya untuk beraktivitas menjadi duta untuk membawa pesan kepada generasi muda melawan perbudakan modern.
TRIBUNNEWS.COM – Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla sepakat dengan gerakan tokoh agama yang menginginkan penghapusan perbudakan modern.
KOMPAS – Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla mengatakan, sejumlah kebijakan yang dikeluarkan pemerintah belum berhasil mereduksi praktik perbudakan di masyarakat.
CNN – Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla turut hadir dalam acara penandatanganan deklarasi memberantas perbudakan modern yang digagas oleh Global Freedom Network dan Universitas Paramadina. Dalam acara tersebut JK membeberkan bentuk-bentuk perbudakan modern di zaman sekarang.
Tabloidjubi – Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla menyaksikan secara langsung penandatanganan deklarasi pemberantasan perbudakan modern oleh para pemuka agama di Indonesia.
Antaranews – Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla has lauded and expressed support to the measures adopted by religious leaders who are committed to eradicating modern-day slavery by signing an agreement at the Vice Presidential offices in Jakarta, Tuesday.
JAKARTA GLOBE – Indonesian religious leaders call for an end to slavery in a declaration signed in Jakarta on Tuesday. The gesture is part of a global movement against the human trafficking and forced labor.
This morning, seven religious leaders who represent all religions constitutionally admitted in Indonesia; Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism gathered and expressed their commitment to stand united against modern slavery in an event hosted by the Vice President, Jusuf Kalla, at the Vice Presidential Palace, Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta.
NEW DELHI : Indian religious leaders vowed on Thursday to use their influence to end modern slavery, saying the exploitation, abuse and confinement of millions of men, women and children around the world was a “crime against God”.Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Jain and Baha’i leaders and representatives signed a declaration, organised by the Australia-based Global Freedom Network, pledging to help eradicate slavery and human trafficking by 2020.
NEW DELHI, Dec 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indian religious leaders vowed on Thursday to use their influence to end modern slavery, saying the exploitation, abuse and confinement of millions of men, women and children around the world was a “crime against God”.
NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Eleven Indian faith and spiritual leaders signed a joint declaration to end modern slavery within a generation at the Global Freedom Network gathering in Delhi today. This landmark declaration was signed by faith and spiritual leaders from the Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jain, Sikh, Zoroastrian, Baha’i and Jewish faiths; who together represent 95% of the Indian population of 1.2 billion people.
ANDREW “Twiggy” Forrest wants Australia’s looming free trade agreement with India to include a commitment to tackling modern slavery within the world’s seventh largest economy.
- Eight national faith and spiritual leaders sign Declaration against Modern Slavery
- All-faith call recognizes Modi Government’s initiatives against human trafficking, creation of national anti-trafficking body
- Pledge to tackle modern slavery, including bonded labour, forced marriage, child labour & human trafficking
- India has highest number of modern slaves, according to 2014 Global Slavery Index
Archbishop of Canterbury congratulates both sides after historic match to raise awareness of Anglican-Roman Catholic efforts to wipe out modern slavery.
St Peter’s XI have embarked on ‘a spiritual venture’ in Britain for a game of contrasts between the two faiths in Canterbury.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met in the Vatican on Tuesday with members of St Peter’s Cricket Club who are preparing for their ‘Light of Faith Tour’ to England. The Club, which was set up last year under the auspices of the Pontifical Council for Culture, is comprised mainly of seminarians from India and Sri Lanka who will be challenging a Church of England team in Canterbury on Friday September 19th.
Pope signs the bat Vatican team will take with them during first-ever cricket tour of England, including match against team fielded by the Queen at Windsor Castle.
Pope Francis has blessed the Vatican’s cricket club ahead of the team’s first ever tour of England.
Papa Francesco ha ricevuto, in forma privata a Santa Marta, un gruppo di sacerdoti e seminaristi del St. Peter’s Cricket Club, provenienti da diverse Università e Collegi Pontifici a Roma, che il 19 settembre prossimo affronteranno a Canterbury una squadra della Chiesa d’Inghilterra.
ROME – After having tried his hand last month at promoting peace in the Middle East, Pope Francis this week waded into another of the world’s seemingly intractable problems, in this case a booming illegal industry of trafficking in human beings.
(Vatican Radio) The first World Day against Trafficking in Persons is being marked on Wednesday July 30th, with a call to action to step up the fight and support the survivors.
30 July is the UN World Day against Trafficking in Persons. To mark the event, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Vatican-based Global Freedom Network (an initiative of Pope Francis and Justin Welby) and the US Embassy to the Holy See hosted a round table discussion based on the 2014 Report on Trafficking in Persons produced by the US Department of State.
The Governor of Sindh province in Pakistan has given the Vatican cricket club money and cricket-bats ahead of its tour in England, and plans to send a leading Pakistani cricket player to coach the team in October.
James Kofi Annan, from Ghana, shared his experiences as a survivor of modern day slavery, when he met the Global Freedom Network Council in Rome on 16 June.
(Vatican Radio) Catholic and Anglican leaders have pledged to try and rid their churches of any links to slavery and human trafficking which they describe as one of the most “devastating and crippling problems” facing people on the planet today. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby began a two day visit to Rome on Sunday, meeting with staff and supporters of the Global Freedom Network, an ecumenical-interfaith initiative launched last March and housed within the Pontifical Academy for Sciences.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is to meet the Pope in Rome later to discuss their project to combat people-trafficking and slavery.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury denounced human trafficking as a crime against human dignity Monday and pledged to combat it jointly — finding common ground on a social issue amid deep theological divisions over the Anglicans’ ordination of women bishops.
On 16 June at the Vatican, the Archbishop of Canterbury will meet with Pope Francis to strengthen their commitment to work together to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking as crimes against humanity.
Representantes de las principales confesiones religiosas han firmado un acuerdo para erradicar la “esclavitud moderna” y la trata de seres humanos en el mundo antes de 2020. Con este acuerdo, que se ha hecho público este lunes en el Vaticano, se presenta la Red mundial para la Libertad (Global Freedom Network).
Major religious faiths around the world are joining forces to fight the scourge of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest has launched an organisation aimed at ending modern slavery, gaining the support of the Pope and a major Islamic organisation.
The terrified screams of a traumatised sex-trafficked teenager, witnessed by an Australian billionaire, have led to a history-making alliance between three of the world’s major religions to end slavery.
Australian mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest has revealed how a personal encounter with slavery led to an agreement between the Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the head of Sunni Islam.
An Australian jackaroo-turned-mining magnate brought together the Anglican Church and the Vatican on Monday in an ambitious plan to stamp out modern-day slavery, which affects an estimated 30 million people worldwide.
The Vatican,1 Monday 17 March 2014 — Eradicating modern slavery and human trafficking across the world by 2020 is the objective of a ground-breaking agreement announced today at the Vatican.