Human Trafficking


Excellent resources for churches on challenging HumanTrafficking are available from

www.stopthetraffik.org


Report of network meeting on Human Trafficking - October 2015

We were joined by Gabriella Russo - Gabriella.Russo@stopthetraffik.org  - & Natalia of

https://www.stopthetraffik.org/

We also heard a report on the role of the churches in relation to the Human Slavery Bill from

Archbishop Fidelia Opokiri - Read it HERE

From collective reflection, including a Bible Study on the story of Joseph & his brothers, and a time of prayer, we identified the following resources and actions:

- the resources and planned actions on the Stop the Traffik website, including

 Spot the Signs leaflet & the resources for Freedom Sunday (previously Not for Sale Sunday)

 and the forthcoming Stop the Traffik UK gathering. Details and booking can be found here:    http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stop-the-traffik-uk-gathering-2015-tickets-18241614159

- remembering trafficking and enslavement are linked to the production of tea, chocolate, clothing etc, and hence the importance of making fair trade choices. See HERE

- A Salvation Army drama about Trafficking - details HERE

- the work of International Justice Ministry - see HERE

- Various publication on Trafficking by CHASTE and others - see HERE

- Lobbying on the Immigration Bill 2015 - see MRN briefing HERE

- CTE is organising a one Day conference on the following theme: ‘Changing Perspectives and Priorities: Affirming Life and Combating Modern Slavery-Human Trafficking’, which will be on 1st December 2015, CTE, 27 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HH. Please confirm your participation or anyone else’s from your Church or Organisation on or before 10th November 2015 by e-mailing elizabeth.joy@cte.org.uk You can pay your registration fees of £10/ on arrival. This will cover your lunch and refreshments for the day. Since we have a limited number, we urge you to respond at your earliest to ensure a place.

- local action that is PRAYERFUL, PRACTICAL & POLITICAL, including events such as cheese, wine and chocolate evenings, with films about Trafficking.