Each year the UK and other countries in the EU highlight the plight of people caught in modern day slavery and human trafficking on Anti-Slavery Day (also known as EU Anti-Trafficking Day) which is 18 October.
For the last two years a group of Christian charities and churches has designated the nearest Sunday to 18 October as “Freedom Sunday” and seeks to make human trafficking the focus of prayer that day.
We would love it if you could do something in your church on or around 18 October to raise awareness of this issue and pray for change.
We have lots of resources on our Human Trafficking Resources page but we've picked out some of them here as well as some that we have prepared especially for Anti-Slavery Day that you can download below.
Anti-Slavery Day - Model order of service
This service outline contains all you need to hold a special church service on the themes of justice, modern day slavery and freedom. Click here to download (pdf).
Anti-Slavery Day Quiz
Use this powerpoint quiz as part of a special freedom-themed service or other event to raise awareness of human trafficking. Click here to download (powerpoint slide show) (or use this one for an older edition of powerpoint or print off a paper copy using this pdf).
Human Trafficking Prayer Resources
Prayer points to help you pray for the situation of human trafficking in the UK. Click these links below to download the resources:
Loose the Chains ideas for action sheet
Bursting with creative ideas for how you can raise awareness of human trafficking in your local area. Click here to download (pdf).