Catholic social teaching proclaims the dignity of the human person and the sanctity of all human life. Each person is made in the image of God, is loved immeasurably by Him, and has inherent worth. Every person is precious, people are more important than possessions, and the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person. Because every life is a gift from God and is sacred, it deserves to be protected and nurtured; we each have a responsibility to fight against the violation and degradation of our brothers and sisters.

To learn more about Catholic Social Teaching and how it pertains to human trafficking, please see the USCCB website.

“Human trafficking is a crime against all humanity. We must unite our efforts to free victims and stop this crime.”

-Pope Francis