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Churches hold day of prayer against human trafficking

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MANILA, Dec. 6, 2013—Leaders and members of churches in the Philippines and various organizations are coming together in a day of reflection and prayer against human trafficking in time for the global observance of the event. 

The prayer rally is being organized by the Interfaith Movement Against Human Trafficking (IMATH), a joint initiative of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), and the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), in cooperation with the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking of the Department of Justice. 

Dubbed as  “Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking”, the prayer rally is slated on December 12, the world’s celebration of the International Day Against Trafficking (IDAT). 

The event aims to increase people’s awareness on and campaign against human trafficking which is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world today. 

Participants are encouraged to wear a white t-shirt as a symbol of the fight to restore dignity to victims of human trafficking. 

The event will be held at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta, from 3:00 to 6:00pm, as a day of prayer, reflection, listening and taking initial steps in the fight against human trafficking. (Jandel Posion)


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