After many centuries of progress and advancement, we still live in a world where injustice and slavery continue to thrive, and where human dignity is exchanged for the sole purpose of greed, gain, and profit, reflected Bartholomew. “The Ecumenical Patriarchate is committed to learn, act, and witness to the elimination of this global abomination that traps millions of people to lives of suffering, injustice, and humiliation,” he said.
The Joyce Rebeiro Memorial Lecture celebrates the life of Joyce Rebiro, who had strong social justice convictions with regard to Human Trafficking. She was also a pioneer of Interfaith in Victoria and was more recently engaged in multifaith education. The memorial lecture will be held at the St Paul Apostle Parish Church, Endeavour Hills on evening of 26 September 2017.