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MCCBCHST-GSS to initiate campaign awareness to end human trafficking

KUALA LUMPUR – As a follow-up to the Joint Declaration Against Human Trafficking which was held on 30 July 2017, the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) in collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) is initiating a 16-day campaign to raise awareness and end human trafficking of women and children in our country.

In relation to this, the launch of the ‘Orange the World: Say No to Violence Against Women and Children 16-Day campaign’ will be held as follows:

Date:   Sat, 25th Nov 2017
Time:   3pm to 5pm
Venue: Rumah Uskup Agung,
528 Jalan Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur

LIVE broadcast @ https://Tv.ArchKL.org

More information is made available through following websites; https://www.pkgs.org.myhttps://www.burningbush.org.my, and https://www.archkl.org

Malaysian faith leaders sign anti-trafficking pledge

Interfaith Joint Declaration Against Human Traficking,  Archbishop’s House,  30 July 2017.  Ten Faith Leaders came together to sign the declaration.

KUALA LUMPUR – Ten leaders from different religions in Malaysia have signed an Inter-Faith Joint Declaration against Human Trafficking, in an event hosted by the Kuala Lumpur Archdiocese on 30 July 2017.

The faith leaders jointly declared that, “every girl, boy, woman and man is a free person, and all exist for the good of all in equality and fraternity. That people are trafficked and exploited physically, economically, sexually and psychologically for the profit, benefit and pleasure of others goes against the fundamental conviction that all people are equal and have the same freedom and dignity.”

Signatories included Venerable Sing Kan of the Malaysian Buddhist Association, Rev Dr Eu Hong Seng of the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship, CM Kopalan of the Malaysia Hindu Sangam and Archbishop Julian Leow Beng Kim of Kuala Lumpur.

The faith leaders were also the first to light up the virtual Tree of Hope, treesofhope.info, a website created to encourage people to take concrete action against human trafficking.

Also present to witness the signing of the declaration were Cardinal Soter Fernandez, Retired Archbishop Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam and Datin Paduka Mother A Mangalam.

The joint declaration, held on the United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons, was an initiative spearheaded by Kuala Lumpur Archdiocese in collaboration with the Conference of Religious Major Superiors Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei.

“This joint declaration is just our first step,” said Archbishop Leow.

“People of faith must play their part in the fight against human trafficking, and I ask everyone to consider what each of us can do. It may be something as simple as talking about the issue with our friends, or learning how to spot a possible victim,” he said.

“On a broader level, the various religious groups can share resources on anti-human trafficking activities,” he added. – ucanews.com

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