Churches are working together to try to end human trafficking. Below we list the churches and Christian organisations involved in helping put an end to modern day slavery, including campaigns and resources for those who would like to get involved.
“To be silent is to be unfaithful”: a resource pack for the church on human trafficking.
Churches Together in England hosts a hub for Churches Combating Modern Slavery – Human Trafficking (CCMS-HT). In June 2017, it published Behind closed doors – voices against gender based violance, human trafficking and modern day slavery, based on a 2 year research project.
A three year project, launched on 17 October 2017, led by the Church of England with partners including the Anglican Alliance, Salvation Army, Santa Marta Group, Freedom Sunday and Stop the Traffik. It aims to ‘enable 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’.
EndSlavery aims to help combat human trafficking providing both Catholic and Anglican resources, as well as links to international anti-trafficking legislation. It has been produced by the Pontifical Science Academies, building on the success of the Global Freedom Network.
Freedom Sunday is organised in the UK by the Freedom Sunday Steering Group, a group of faith-based organisations who are seeking to end human trafficking.
The Global Freedom Network is an open association of faith leaders that aims to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking across the world by 2020. The Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery was signed on 2 December 2014 by Catholic, Anglican, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and Orthodox leaders, including Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
An anti-human trafficking organisation working to uncover and abolish the hidden crime of modern-day slavery, which is looking to partner with churches.
Offer a specialist support programme designed to preserve the dignity of victims, protect and care for them in safe accommodation, and provide access to confidential client-based support services to give victims the space to reflect, recover and rebuild their lives.
Following initiatives by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference for England and Wales (CBCEW), the Santa Marta Group was developed by the CBCEW and first met in Rome during April 2014 when police chiefs and Catholic bishops came together, in the presence of Pope Francis, to sign an historic declaration, committing themselves to a partnership to eliminate human trafficking.
Charity founded by Steve Chalke who was a United Nations Special Advisor on Community Action Against Trafficking from 2008-2015.