Declaration Against Modern Slavery – 2014

Dec 02, 2014 – Vatican City – The Global Freedom Network organized an historic moment with Pope Francis I acting as host to a cadre of religious leaders from around the world in order to draw attention to modern slavery.

Catholics will be represented by Pope Francis; the Orthodox, by Metropolitan Emmanuel representing the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew; Anglicans, by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; Jews, by Rabbis Abraham Skorka and David Rosen; Hindus, by Her Holiness Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma); Buddhists, by Ven Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Khong representing Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay), and by the Most Ven Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana, Chief High Priest of Malaysia; Muslims, by Dr Abbas Abdalla Abbas Soliman representing Mohamed Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar; by Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi al-Modarresi; by Sheikh Naziyah Razzaq Jaafar representing Grand Ayatollah Sheikh Basheer Hussain al Najafi; and by Sheikh Omar Abboud.


And here you can watch the statements delivered by the signatories…

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