The statistics of human trafficking are hard to believe. According to the USSD 2019 TIP (Trafficking in Persons Report), there are an estimated 40.3 million people in modern slavery, including those in forced labor and marriage, generating up to $150 billion in profit for traffickers.
The province JPIC committee held its first meeting of 2020 on January 16th. With just a few glitches and blips, everyone successfully ZOOMED into our respective computer screens for what was an informative and energizing exchange. Here are a few highlights from the meeting.
This Christmas seemed to come upon us very quickly. Sr. Marge joined us and helped to decorate - particularly our 'Christmas Rosemary Tree' - easy up, tasty with our Christmas dinner, and soon to be planted in our yard.
As I gave thanks to God today for my many blessings, on this day of Thanksgiving I couldn't help but think of our country's beginnings: Immigrants coming to a new shore in hope of a better life, freedom of religion, freedom from oppression and perhaps many other hopes as well filled their hearts.