Talitha Kum 2nd General Assembly: Final Declaration

Talitha Kum 2nd General Assembly: Final Declaration


We, 153 delegates and participants from 71 countries, representatives of the 60 Talitha Kum (TK) networks committed to ending human trafficking on all continents, gathered at the 2nd General Assembly of Talitha Kum at Fraterna Domus in Sacrofano from May 18-24, 2024, with the theme “Journeying Together to End Human Trafficking: Compassion in Action for Transformation,” in order to:

  • Share experiences and listen to the grassroots.
  • Embrace our identity and diversity as an international network of networks.
  • Strengthen relationships, networking, and collaboration.
  • Revisit our priorities for action in light of emerging realities.
  • Celebrate 15 years of Talitha Kum.


The power of Pentecost fills us with prophetic hope. The Holy Spirit emboldens us to persevere in eradicating human trafficking to create a future where “all may have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10). We hear in the pain and suffering of persons wounded by human trafficking the call of Jesus that generates life: “Rise up!” (Mark 5:41) We pray for eyes to see the reality of trafficking, hands that reach out to those affected, a heart filled with care and compassion, and feet to journey forward together on a path of transformation.


As we recommit to the three priorities from our 1st General Assembly in 2019, we recognize that the world has changed dramatically in these past 5 years. Our diverse cultural contexts are marked by accelerating change, intense globalization, rising migration, exponential growth in the use of technology, the devastating impact of climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the conflicts that currently ravage many parts of our world. Today, these emerging realities call Talitha Kum to commit to our next three priorities for 2025-2030, which we have discerned using the synodal method of Conversation in the Spirit.

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