Margaret Anna Fridays - Human Trafficking

Every Friday, I’m going to share a quote from the founder of my groovy sisters, Margaret Anna Cusack, known in religion as Mother Francis Clare. This week’s installment …

How many girls are driven to a life which they abhor simply to get bread, the bread which is denied to them by those who squander on folly what is due to justice!

I'm headed out of town this morning to give a presentation on human trafficking over the weekend. This quote from Margaret Anna is right on. We didn't call it human trafficking in her day, but she was concerned for the poor. She especially wanted to equip immigrant women with education and skills so that they would not be taken advantage of. Today of course we know that it is women, men and children who are trafficked into modern day slavery. But there is also a sea change of awareness taking place, and that is a very good thing.

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