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May Article for the RI Catholic

In the Church year of feasts and celebrations, May is traditionally the month of Mary, perhaps because Mother’s Day is always the second Sunday of May. May is a usual time for First Communions, and recently, a return to the Crowning ceremony of the Blessed Mother.

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All Hands On Deck!

Rep. Carolyn Maloney from New York has introduced a bill to require the elimination of slave labor from any part of the production of products. A coalition of socially responsible investors immediately issued a statement welcoming the introduction of the bill, stating that: [i]n our analysis of companies, we seek to understand how they are addressing human and worker rights challenges in their global supply chains and expect evidence of their due diligence on these issues. The disclosures required in H.R. 4842 will provide investors with the information necessary to adequately evaluate risks within their portfolios. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Financial Services and the Committee on Education and the Workforce for consideration. Given the current Congressional climate, the ultimate passage of H.R. 4842 is unlikely, but its introduction reflects a broader trend towards regulated transparency with regard to corporate efforts to address human rights-related risks. Make its passage more likely by contacting your Representative in the House to ask her/him to support HR 4842. The Business Supply Chain and Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014. Pass this information on, please. 

Peace & Justice News

Our province has joined U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT). U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking is a collaborative, faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy in an effort to eradicate modern-day slavery. USCSAHT provides members with a public, corporate voice on the issue of human trafficking and the opportunity to share resources, experience, and expertise. Learn more about USCSAHT at their Website http://sistersagainsttrafficking.org/

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