It is quite shocking to know that slavery still exists, even in our own country, towns and streets. Here are some ideas of what you can do to stop this evil practice and help people find freedom.
Act 38: Unknown
The UK police and authorities estimate that there are tens of thousands of victims of modern-day slavery living among us in this country, hidden in plain sight, trapped in exploitation – unknown. There are 25 million people in slavery around the world. Everyone can play their part in God’s mission to ‘rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight’.
Choose how you’ll complete today’s act:
Pray for the victims of modern-day slavery, that investigators and specialists can find them, rescue them and restore them to new lives where they can walk in hope and freedom. Pray for breakthroughs in anti-trafficking operations around the world, and for a shift in public attitudes to create a culture, a society, a country and a world free from slavery.
Get educated to become part of the anti-trafficking movement! A great place to start is the book by today’s author and Hope for Justice CEO, Ben Cooley, called Impossible is a Dare. Or go to the Evangelical Alliance, where they have a comprehensive list of the other Christian anti-slavery groups based in the UK.
Could you organise an event in your own community to raise awareness and inspire your audience to get involved? They can learn to spot the signs of modern slavery and how best to report it, how to campaign against it, and other ways to support anti-slavery organisations. These charities have ‘ways to get involved’ and ‘book a speaker’ on their websites and always need more volunteers and fundraisers.
“For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.”
(Psalm 72:12–14 NIV)
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