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It should be summer for all children

-This article was first published by the Rhode Island Catholic. -

Summer is for children. It is their free time. They don’t have to get up while it is still dark to wait for school buses, dressed in school clothes and carrying those heavy backpacks filled with homework - done or not. It is their time to wear the universal uniform of summer – shorts and tee-shirts. Summer leagues of baseball are in session and there are the days in the park or at the seashore, whiling away hours building sand castles or riding waves.

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Prayer for the victims of trafficking

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

“Happy are those who hunger for justice”

Let us pray…

…for men, women, and children, victims of forced labor

…for men, women, and children, abused in cotton plantations, in sweat shops, in rivers poisoned by mine exploitation

“Happy are those who hunger for justice”

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World Day against Trafficking in Persons

On 30 July 2014 the United Nations will mark the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The day is aimed at raising awareness around this global issue and to highlight the plight of the millions of women, men and children who are victims of trafficking from all corners of the world, as well as at encouraging people to take action against this crime.

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