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MEDIA RELEASE: Religious Leaders Unite in Colombia to Eradicate Modern Slavery

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.

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JK Beberkan Bentuk Perbudakan Modern yang Harus Diberantas


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.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Indonesian religious leaders unite against modern slavery

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.

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Religious leaders vow to end slavery in India

By The Nation

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.

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India joins fight against Slavery

By CP Singh, NewZNew

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.

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Global Freedom Network takes global multi-faith fight against modern slavery to India

  • 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
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Pope Francis meets with members of St Peter’s Cricket Club

By Radio Vaticana, News.va

(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.

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Pope Francis joins fight against human trafficking


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.

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Human trafficking: responding to the Pope’s appeal

By Nigel Baker, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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.

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Catholics, Anglicans endorse work of Global Freedom Network

By Vatican Radio, News.va

(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.

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El Papa y otras religiones firman un acuerdo para erradicar la esclavitud

By Europa Press

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).

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‘Twiggy’ leads global anti-slavery crusade

By James Bourne, ABC

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.

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