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Fight Human Trafficking of Young Women

More than 200 members of the religious and academic communities came together on March 26 at Fordham University to help combat local trafficking of girls for the sex trade. “Human Trafficking of Young Women” was a joint effort between Fordham and the Coalition of Religious Congregations to Stop Trafficking of Persons (NY-CRC-STOP), a 5,000-strong collective of religious groups that advocate against a lucrative illegal business that lures vulnerable girls into a world of prostitution from which they may never escape.

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UPDATES from UNANIMA

UPDATES April 2011

News from Belo Horizonte

Members of UNANIMA International are sending letters of support to ask for justice for the evicted communities of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais in Brazil. The following update comes from Maria José Meira, ccv, who is supporting the communities there.

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News from our Sisters in Japan

On Friday March 11, the unimaginable occurred: the worst earthquake in the last 140 years, followed by a tsunami which killed over 20,000 people and damaged the backup power system of the nuclear power station in Fukushima. Two weeks after the disaster, the nuclear situation is still cause for concern and 268,000 people are still in shelters. We offer you a mini-documentary on the disaster in Japan from the point of view of the people who lived it: our sisters in Japan. These moving testimonies are taken from emails sent by Sisters Kyoko Terashima and Yasue Tonari from March 12 to 18.

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