Sister Caritas, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family here in Fremont, will be a special guest preacher on May 18. She will be speaking on what she calls, “modern day slavery,” more formally called human trafficking.
The Sisters of the Holy Family have been honored by the Federal Bureau of Investigations for their work on combating human trafficking. In 2008 this congregation made a pledge to devote part of its ministry to shining a light on the issue – from the sexual exploitation of women and children, to abuses in sweat shops, agriculture, and domestic servitude.
Some advocates say as many as 27 million people worldwide are victims of human trafficking.
“We want to educate people as to what’s going on,” Sister Gladys Guenther said. “We want to look at creative ways we can support and we want to do advocacy.”