TIP Report Highlights Work of Faith Based Organizations
On June 25 the U.S. State Department issued the 2020 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Included in the report each year are Topics of Interest. This year’s report included Faith-Based Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking which highlighted two organizations supported by the Felician Sisters of North America.
The report cited the work of the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility which uses the power of shareholder advocacy to engage companies to address social and environmental risks associated with corporate operations, including human trafficking. ICCR members call on companies they hold to adopt policies banning human trafficking as a key part of their business policies, and to train their personnel and suppliers to safeguard against these risks throughout their supply chains.
Sister Mary Jean Sliwinski, CSSF serves on the ICCR board.
The TIP Report also highlighted the work of Talitha Kum, (or the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons), a network connecting women religious in more than 92 countries to facilitate collaboration and the exchange of experiences and to help strengthen efforts to combat human trafficking.
Sister Maryann Agnes Mueller, CSSF serves on the board for United States Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking, the United States’ Representative to Talitha Kum.