The Role of Religion in Eradicating Modern Slavery
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February 25, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm CET

The Role of Religion in Eradicating Modern Slavery

“Leading academics, faith leaders, and practitioners will discuss modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labour, and reflect on how faith-based and lay institutions can collaborate to accompany and empower the most vulnerable and effectively tackle this daunting problem.

Participation is free, in person is highly recommended, given the interactive design and dynamics of the event and workshops. Simultaneous translation (EN-IT) and links for online participation will be provided.

All participants must register in advance for the event by the 24th February 2022:

Covid vaccination/recovery certificates (EU or approved equivalents) are required to enter the premises


  • card. Francesco Montenegro, Former archbishop of Agrigento
  • Tomoya Obokata, UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  • David Hollenbach SJ, Pedro Arrupe Distinguished Research Professor of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
  • Eugenia Bonetti MC, Founder and president of NGO “Slaves no more”
  • Marco Omizzolo, Sociologist at EURISPES and lecturer at Sapienza University of Rome
  • Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu – Ghana’s National Chief Imam’s spokesperson
  • Cristina Molfetta – Researcher at Migrantes Foundation (Italian Bishops’ Conference)
  • Jean-René Bilongo, FLAI- CGIL Trade Union representative
  • Francis Campbell – Vice-Chancellor of University of Notre Dame (Australia); Former British Ambassador to the Holy See”


February 25, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm CET


The Pontifical Gregorian University
Piazza della Pilotta, 4 I-00187
Rome, Italy
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