Documentary looks at modern-day sex slavery

Graymoor Spiritual Life Center is hosting a screening of the award winning documentary, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in its third floor conference room in Garrison. This film takes a hard-hitting look at the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery.

Nefarious-poster-500Filmed in over 19 countries, the filmmaker tells the story of sex slavery through the eyes of the enslaved and the traffickers. The director, writer and producer, Benjamin Nolot, founded Exodus Cry, an international anti-trafficking organization built on a foundation of prayer and committed to abolishing sex slavery through Christ-centered prevention, intervention and holistic restoration of trafficking victims.

Pope Francis has addressed this crisis, reminding us that human trafficking “affects the most vulnerable people in society: women, children, the disabled, the poorest and those who come from situations of family or social disintegration.” He says, “All persons of good will, whether they profess a religion or not, cannot allow these women, these men and these children to be treated as objects, deceived, violated, often repeatedly sold, for various purposes, and at the end, either killed or ruined physically and mentally, to end up discarded and abandoned. It is shameful.”

Call Graymoor Spiritual Life Center at 845-424-2111. To register in advance, visit The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement are a Roman Catholic order of brothers and priests founded in 1898. Visit

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