CRC Links

Proposed links : Religious Conferences, the Catholic Church, justice, peace and integrity of Creation, ecumenical, prayer and spirituality and the media.
Religious Conferences United States, Latin America and International:
Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR):
Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM):
Confederación Latinoamericana de Religiosas y Religiosos (CLAR):
UISG and USG: International Union of Superior Generals of Catholic Religious Institutes of Women (UISG and of Men (USG)
CORREF: Conference of Men and Women Religious of France
COREB: Conference of Men and Women Religious of France
Religious Formation Conference:

Canadian Conference of Secular Institutes

Catholic Church:


Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life:

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB):

Assemblée des évêques catholiques du Québec (AÉCQ):

Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops:

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute

Catholic Health Alliance of Canada:

Internet Resources on the Environment

For Engaging with Expanding Worldviews and Spirituality.
Northwest Earth Institute
Foundation for Global Community

Institute of Noetic Sciences

Worldwatch Institute

Center for the Story of the Universe (USA)

Whidbey Institute (USA)

Rockhaven Center (USA)

Centre for Spirituality and Ecology (the Netherlands)

Universe Story Site by Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow

Earth Policy Institute

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Canada


ACAT Canada


Development and Peace:

Canadian Environmental Law Association:

Citizens for Public Justice:

Council of Canadians:

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:

Common Frontiers Quebec:

Lamplighter's Forum Ecumenical Website:

PeaceQuest Initiative

Rights and Democracy:

Social Justice Committee of Montreal:


Project Ploughshares:

International Justice Mission Canada


Amnesty International:

Pax Christi International:

Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations:

Peace is in Our Hands :

Fair Trade:


TransFair Canada:

World Fair Trade :

Ten Thousand Villages:

Ecumenical links

World Council of Churches:

The Ecumenical Water Network:

Prayer and Spirituality:

Liturgy of the Hours:

Various translations and languages of the Bible:


Web Sites on Human Trafficking

An important catalogue of web sites offering information on trafficking in women and children organized under three main categories: International Convention and Protocols; Non Governmental Organisations; and Governmental Organisations.

A. International Convention and Protocoles
The United Nations (UN) Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (TOC):

And its two protocols:

1. The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (the Trafficking Protocol):

2. The Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air (the Smuggling Protocol)

Convention and its Optional Protocols on the Rights of the Child. We can see Nations that have signed and ratified those documents.  

Convention 182 of the International Labour Organisation, Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour-1999, coming into force November 19, 2000.

B. Non Governmental Organisations
The CRC web site provides two important documents on the issue of trafficking: They are tools offered primarily to women and men religious (sisters, brothers and priests) for meeting with their federal M.P.  to raise his or her awareness of the issue of human trafficking and  to make an actual commitment to advance this cause.

1. Lobbying Guide to the Laws on Trafficking

2. Lobby Kit for the Protection of Trafficked Persons

UNANIMA is an International coalition founded in 2002 by representatives from 7 congregations of women religious. It is an NGO committed to work for justice at the international level in harmony with the charter of the United Nations for the economic and social advancement of all peoples. Presently they work hard on the issue of Trafficking.

Mouvement du Nid, in France, presents very good studies, especialy on the clients of prostitution:

1. Studies and reports on the clients of prostitution. Note at the end of each article a pdf document (one of 181 pages and the other of 43 pages) that you can download.

2. Study on the will of the victim to escape prostitution for a sustainable integration ».

CALACS - Québec Coalition of Centres d'Aide et de Lutte contre les Agressions à caractère Sexuel (CALACS) – Feminist group:
Sisyphe: Group of articles on prostitution gathered by Micheline Carrier:

CCR - Canadian Council for Refugees “Migrant smuggling and trafficking in persons 20 February 2000':
DECEMBER 18 is an online organisation named after the International Day of Solidarity with Migrants, initiated in 1997 by Asian migrant organisations.

Beyond Borders (ECPAT in Canada) advances the rights of children to be free from abuse and exploitation without regard to race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Mandate : Advocate for vulnerable children who can not speak for themselves. Monitor the prosecution and sentencing of individuals charged with crimes against children, including crimes such as sex tourism and Internet pedophilia. Educate the public on the dangers of the Internet, and propose practical solutions on ways to ensure that no child will be harmed via this medium.
Human Rights Watch section on Trafficking
Save the Children
International Bureau for Children's Rights, based in Montréal “Child Trafficking in Canada: Preliminary Evaluation and Intervention Strategies”:
Polaris Project, a multicultural grassroots non-profit agency combating sex trafficking and modern-day slavery:
Canada Human Rights Report, section 6f about Trafficking in Persons:
International Labor Organisation. Overview of the ILO Activities against Trafficking in Persons:
IOM - International Organisation for Migration. IOM's counter-trafficking activities are geared toward the prevention of trafficking in persons, particularly women and children, and the protection of migrant's rights.

The Future Group.  Since 2000, The Future Group's principal work has centered on confronting human trafficking and the child sex trade in Southeast Asia.  Given the trans-national nature of this crisis, there is increasingly a focus on North America and Europe as well.  The Future Group works to:

1. Assist and rescue victims of human trafficking and child sex trade;
2. Deter and prosecute offenders at home and abroad;
3. Raise the issue to national and international attention, advocating for positive change based on our research.
Go to :

Internet Site of Marie-Victoire Louis, feminist, author of remarquable papers on violence, prostitution and feminism.

C. Governmental Organisations
Justice Department of Canada
For information about the legislative stages of the House Government Bills:
Department of Justice Canada presents many documents about Trafficking:

Policy Centre for Victim Issues
Key Criminal Code offences relevant to trafficking in persons 
Citizenship and Immigration Canada, about Trafficking in Women: Inventory of Information Needs and Available Information:
Applications of International Law in Canadian Courts:
US Secretary of State  Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report' to Congress.
Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, Recommendation 1663 (2004)1: “Domestic slavery: servitude, au pairs and “mail-order brides”:
Laws concerning female prostitution in each of the European countries. 37 pages.

Council of Europe web site devoted to the fight against trafficking in human beings:
UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Trafficking in Human Beings:
NATO has a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in human beings
United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, Global Programme against Trafficking in Human Beings - An outline for action.

Media Links

This list provides the main links to religious, alternative and secular media. Catholic communications associations are also included.
Alternative Media:

The New Internationalist:

The Ecologist:

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting:

Catholic Media International:

MISNES Missionary Service News Agency:


Prairie Messenger:

Western Catholic Reporter:
Salt + Light Television

United States:

Catholic News Service:

National Catholic Reporter:

Catholic Communications Associations Canada:

Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada (ARCCC):

CRC-JPIC Links for Ontario

JPIC Ontario -- Here are some links to information on social and ecological justice work being done by or supported by religious congregations who have members in Ontario.

Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (GSIC):

School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND):

Sisters of Service (SOS):

Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ):

Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul:

Congregation of Notre Dame, Visitation Province

KAIROS Canada: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

Campaign Against Child Poverty

PeaceQuest Initiative


Catholic Health Association of Canada:

Université St-Paul:

Canadian Forum on Theology and Education: