Modern slavery is a current reality which is hidden in plain sight in Australia. Place-based faith communities such as the Catholic parish are ideally situated to combat this evil at the local level. This presentation will explain what modern slavery is and how the Catholic parish unintentionally contributes to it. In keeping with Catholic social teaching and the Gospel call to ‘love thy neighbour’, four easy-to-implement Parish Actions will be examined along with resources, indicators of slavery and helps for victims.
This presentation is for Parish Priests, Parish Pastoral Council members, Safeguarding Officers, parishioners, and anyone interested in what the Catholic community is doing to eradicate risk of slavery from its supply chains. All are invited to join!