Thursday, July 23, 2015

Advocates slam officials for not arresting johns

Anti-prostitution groups worry police are not enforcing a law that came into effect in December
Gwendoline Allison (at podium), Suzanne Jay (left), Trisha Baptie, and Keira Smith-Tague say those who buy sex are going unpunished despite a new law. They spoke July 8 for a handful of organizations that help women exit prostitution. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Anti-prostitution activists are accusing local police of not making any arrests, despite a new law that criminalized buying sex seven months ago. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope meets with mayors on 'Modern Slavery'
Pope Francis signs a declaration on climate change and human trafficking during a workshop attended by mayors from around the world in the synod hall at the Vatican July 21. Paul Haring / CNS.
Pope Francis urged mayors from big cities to direct their efforts towards care for the environment and the fight against human trafficking. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Marriage should focus on service, theologian says
Ted Sri. Thandiwe Konguavi, Western Catholic Reporter (CCN).
It's no coincidence that when Jesus performed His first miracle He did it in the context of a wedding. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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