What is Anti-Slavery Day?
Anti-Slavery Day takes place every year on October 18, and is an opportunity to raise awareness of the fact over 49.6 million people in the world today, and more than 100,000 men, women & children in the UK, are trapped in conditions of modern slavery.
The Clewer Initiative is enabling Church of England dioceses and wider Church networks to develop strategies to detect modern slavery in their communities and help provide victim support and care.
How can you help?
- Encourage your PCC members to complete the Modern Slavery and Human trafficking module on the Church of England's Safeguarding Portal.
- Sign up to The Clewer Initiative’s newsletter
- Download a range of awareness raising materials - posters and leaflets available in multiple languages - to help others in spotting the signs and reporting modern slavery.
Liturgy and Prayers for Anti-Slavery Day
These resources for churches include liturgy and prayers created for Anti-Slavery Day, but can be used at any time in the year when you wish to hold a special service for the effort to end modern slavery.
Find out more
The invisible Black women - Gender, reparations and a retroactive social contract, an essay written by Robert Beckford for Christian Aid.
Professor Dame Sara Thornton will speak on Modern Slavery: Hidden in Plain Sight, at a Ben Jupp Memorial Lecture in association with Ely Amnesty Group, in the north transept of Ely Cathedral on 8 October at 5.30pm.