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Joint Statement of Religious Leaders against Modern Slavery

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On the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, December 2, 2014, the religious leaders of the Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu communities signed a joint commitment to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking by 2020. "We pledge ourselves here today to do all in our power, within our faith communities and beyond, to work together for the freedom of all those who are enslaved and trafficked so that their future may be restored," the religious leaders together with Pope Francis stated at the Vatican offices of the Pontifical Academy for Sciences.

Link to the joint statement
Link to the address of the Holy Father

Last Updated on Tuesday, December 02 2014  
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