As part of its initiative to address the wider impacts of modern day slavery and human trafficking, Churches Together in England (CTE) is inviting churches in the Pentecostal tradition to take part in a nationwide survey on their encounter with human trafficking, both here and in their wider international networks. This project is being led by Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford from the Centre on Applied Research on Human Trafficking.
Of particular interest is to understand the impact on women and girls in local, faith and transnational communities and to explore ways in which churches might redress some of the challenges which are currently leading to exploitation and violence against women.
The research team is also interested to hear from churches that may have any toolkits, examples of good practice in building resilience to human trafficking into a community, liturgical resources, hymns, prayers and sermon ideas. They would also like to hear from those interested in hosting a meeting or small seminar, or be part of one of the larger regional meetings being planned for Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester or Leeds in the coming weeks?
The Churches Combating Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking hub is on the CTE website. You can take part in the nationwide survey on encounters with human trafficking online.