Hospitality to Victims of Trafficking
As believers in the sacredness and dignity of human life, we stand with victims of trafficking and oppose all forms of exploitation.
It is crucial to remember that those who are trafficked, either for sexual or for labor purposes, are truly victims, and thus are in need of help, understanding and freedom. Members of our community and associates around Dubuque are part of an active trafficking coalition which works very hard to be aware of this evil, especially as it operates locally, but also to raise awareness among others, which is essential to catching the perpetrators and thus to stop this practice. Perhaps today the victims who have been abused in these ways are those most in need of warm hospitality, love and protection. They are among the first whom Nano Nagle would seek out today, and we must imitate her.