You may have had a chance to read my clergy letter in July’s church magazine. This article is a follow up to it:
More than 200 years after the abolition of the slave trade there are still an estimated 40.3 million men, women and children trapped in modern slavery, and up to 136,000 potential victims in the UK alone. I believe that the tools to end modern slavery already exist within the local community and that the Church, which is present in all communities and at the heart of many, has a primary responsibility in leading these efforts.
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. If you want to know more about this initiative then go to www.theclewerinitiative.org
Doing our part St. Katharine’s will open its doors on Wednesday 9th October between 2pm and 4pm, for anyone who would like to come and spend some time thinking and maybe praying about this situation. Information will be available and also refreshments.
We have the power to stop this terrible part of modern day society, please join me. Prayer is the best place to start.
God Bless, Carol McCabe