23 January 2019.
One hundred guests joined RENATE members at a parliamentary reception in the House of Commons. The event was co-sponsored by Lord Hogan Howe and the Arise Foundation. He hosted this event "in recognition of the publication of a Mapping Exercise on Child Trafficking in Europe."
The event had a double purpose: "To help close the gap between frontline antislavery groups throughout Europe and lawmakers by bringing the two together." Sister Ines was invited to the event as a member of both RENATE and TRAC (a network of Religious from different Congregation working on education, advocacy and campaigning against human trafficking in the UK). In 2015, RENATE published another report on human trafficking in Europe entitled "A Mapping Across Europe." Sister Ines was one of the team doing the research for this report.
While Sister Ines was missioned in Rome several years ago, she was a member of the team who worked on the UISG/IOM "Counter Trafficking Training Program for Religious Personnel," which was launched in 2004, and was funded by the US Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, through the US Embassy to the Holy See in Rome. As a team, S. Ines and the rest of the team offered formation courses for Religious in various places. After each course, they set up networks of Religious of different congregations through the Conferences of Major Superiors. These networks then came together to form Talitha Kum in 2009. It was then that RENATE was born.
So, you can see that Sr. Ines has many connections with organizations such as RENATE. Sister Ines (left) and other guests)at the launch of RENATE, 23 January, 2019.
For more information about RENATE and Talitha Kum, please visit these web sites:
Talitha Kum: talithakum.info
Information about Peace and Justice efforts in the United States may be found at:
www.holyunionsisters.org/justice and peace