Human Trafficking resources
What’s the difference between human smuggling and trafficking?
Hundreds of thousands of migrants without legal standing are smuggled across the U.S. border each year, yet the State Department says only 18,000 of them are victims of human trafficking, even though they often follow the same routes of entry. What's the difference?
Domestic traffick report
Not all persons trafficked in the United States are coming in from distant points in Asia, Europe, or Central America. Some U.S. victims of trafficking and involuntary servitude are "made in the U.S.A." In at least one incident in Florida, American citizens were approached at homeless shelters across the Southeast, including New Orleans, Tampa, and Miami, with promises of good jobs and housing.
Hollywood tells us that cleaning up Washington depends on the integrity of those we send there. But that’s only part of the story.
Soon the 2008 presidential campaign will be over, and the airways will be free of electoral promises and polls, for a few months at least. During this brief hiatus political junkies who can’t get their daily dose of campaign stories and scandals from the “real TV” we call network and cable news will have to rent movies about the drama and comedy of electoral politics.
The shortage of priests has made some places in the United States “mission territory,” drawing clergy the world over to a parish near you.
One would expect to be nervous in his situation, but his warm, frequent smiles make him seem at ease this evening.
What I learned about justice from Dorothy Day
What kind of impact did influential Catholic reformer Dorothy Day have on those who knew her best? A friend and former colleague gives his personal perspective on the woman whom many consider the most important American Catholic of the 20th century.
Jim Forest began his association with Dorothy Day in 1961, when he moved to New York City to join the Catholic Worker community there. A recent convert to Catholicism, he had been discharged from the U.S. Navy as a conscientious objector.
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