5 February 2021
Join us to the online Marathon of Prayer against Human Trafficking
8th February – Online Prayer Marathon
On Saint Bakhita’s day, the International Coordination of the world Day of Prayer and Awareness against human Trafficking shall gather online for the first prayer marathon against human trafficking.
The invitation launched on the occasion of the 7th World Day of Prayer and Reflection against Trafficking, which will be celebrated on Monday, 8 February, is an invitation to multiply and promote new economic experiences that oppose all forms of exploitation. An important date, which marks the liturgical memory of St. Bakhita, the slave girl who became a saint and universal symbol of the Church's commitment against slavery.
The International Committee of the World Day, coordinated by Talitha Kum, the network of consecrated life against trafficking in persons of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG), in partnership with the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Service to Integral Human Development, Caritas Internationalis, the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations, the Focolare Movement and many other organizations involved at the local level, has organized a prayer marathon for the occasion that this year, due to the pandemic, will be online but for the first time will give the opportunity to bring together all the realities in the world that are committed against trafficking in persons.
From Oceania to the Americas, spanning the different time zones, there will be a “shared” moment of online prayer. The prayer marathon, which will be broadcast from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (live streaming on the World Day YouTube channel with translations in five languages, will cross the different areas of the planet to turn the spotlight on and raise awareness about one of the main causes of human trafficking, the dominant economic model, whose limitations and contradictions are exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here the link of the Youtube channel in different languages:
More information on https://preghieracontrotratta.org/