The Role of Religion in Eradicating Modern Slavery

  • The Role of Religion in Eradicating Modern Slavery

The Role of Religion in Eradicating Modern Slavery

International Conference
at the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome)

on Friday 25 February (14:00-19:30)
& Saturday 26 February 2022 (09:00-13:00)

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.

Event co-organized with Walk Free

Event organized in collaboration with Scalabrini International Migration Institute

Date: from Feb 25, 2022 to Feb 26, 2022
Organizer: Faculty of Social Sciences
Category: Conference
Room: Aula Magna

Pontificia Università Gregoriana
Piazza della Pilotta, 4
I-00187 Roma

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