In Good Faith

IGF027 In Good Faith with Sisters Margaret Nacke and Ann Oestreich

Podcast Recorded: August 7, 2013

IGF027 In Good Faith with Sisters Margaret Nacke, CSJ, and Ann Oestreich, IHM, recorded live on August 7, 2013. Produced by Ministry. Topics include: Catholic sisters' efforts to end human trafficking, Bakhita Initiative and more 

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Show Notes
  • The sisters describe their calling to religious life and to social justice ministry
  • Works of charity and works of justice: the importance of changing social structures that make charity a necessity
  • What is human trafficking and who is involved in it
  • Hidden in plain sight – challenges of identifying situations of human trafficking
  • What to do if you suspect human trafficking
  • Legal consequences for traffickers who are caught
  • Efforts of “Truckers Against Trafficking” on major U.S. roadways
  • Bakhita Initiative, a network for collaboration and resource-sharing among Catholic sisters worldwide
  • The intersection of human trafficking, immigration, and poverty
  • Sister Ann and Sister Margaret among the 13 Catholic sisters who recently met with the President’s Advisory Council for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, in Washington D.C.


About our Guest

Sister Margaret  is a member of the Congregation of  Saint Joseph (CSJ), of Concordia, Kansas. She is the founder of the Bakhita Initiative, which provides resources and networking among Catholic sisters to end human trafficking.

Sister Ann is a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), of Monroe, Michigan. She serves as the Congregation Justice Coordinator for the Sisters of the Holy Cross, in Notre Dame, Indiana. She works extensively with religious congregations in the area of peace and justice.        

For more information about human trafficking and efforts to end it, visit:

Polaris Project is committed to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery and to strengthening the anti-trafficking movement through a comprehensive approach. They operate the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, which includes the 24-hour national human trafficking hotline for the U.S. and connects professionals, victims and community members to information and services.

National Anti-Trafficking Hotline number: To report human trafficking, call 1-888-3737-888 or send a text message to "BeFree" (233733). 

The Bakhita Initiative  website was established and is operated by Sister Margaret Nacke, CSJ. It is a clearinghouse for information about all anti-human trafficking initiatives, educational resources, service providers, etc., associated with Catholic Sisters in the United States.

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