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Religions against trafficking in human beings

Thursday 27 March 2014

Interfaith agreement against trafficking and modern slavery signed by the Vatican, the Anglican Church and the Sunni Al-Alzhar university.

On March 17, 2014, the Global Freedom Network agreement was adopted by the Catholic and Anglican churches and the Sunni Al-Azhar University in Egypt. Signed by the Vatican, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mohamed Ahmed al-Tayeb, the agreement was placed under the aegis of the Walk Free Foundation. This interfaith agreement follows many stances by Pope Francis against trafficking in human beings, especially in his speech of December 12, 2013, delivered to seventeen ambassadors, and in which the Pope called trafficking "crime against humanity."
Link to the website of the "Global Network against Trafficking: Global Freedom Network
See also: La Croix, "The Catholic and Anglican churches unite at the University of Al-Azhar against trafficking in human beings," March 14, 2014:
La Croix (in French)

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