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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Stop Trafficking ! June 2014

  • The International Labor Organization reports on the billions in illegal profits from millions of victims of forced labor.
  • Online advertising is facilitating sexual exploitation in the US and the world.

Advocacy   : 

  • Legislation to Prevent Fraudulent Overseas Labor Recruituing
  • Legislation to Protect Youth from Sexual Exploitation
  • The Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2014 (the 'Amy and Vicky' Act)
  • Amendments to several anti-trafficking laws


  • How to contact your Legislators and ask them to support the bills featured in this issue of Stop Trafficking!
  • Do you have expertise and insight into the global dimensions of and evolving policy responses to human trafficking? The new ‘Journal of Human Trafficking’ will disseminate scholarship related to human trafficking.  Submit manuscripts to

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Come Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, come!
And from your celestial home
  Shed a ray of light divine!
Come, Father of the poor!
Come, source of all our store!
  Come, within our bosoms shine.

You, of comforters the best;
You, the soul’s most welcome guest;
   Sweet refreshment here below;
In our labor, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
  Solace in the midst of woe.

O most blessed Light divine,
Shine within these hearts of yours,
   And our inmost being fill!
Where you are not, we have naught,
Nothing good in deed or thought,
   Nothing free from taint of ill.

Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour your dew;
   Wash the stains of guilt away;
Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
   Guide the steps that go astray.

On the faithful, who adore
And confess you, evermore
   In your sevenfold gift descend;
Give them virtue’s sure reward;
Give them your salvation, Lord;
  Give them joys that never end.