Wednesday 30 January 2019, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
The 2019 Diocese of London Lent Appeal is focusing on Modern Slavery, which builds on the work of the Clewer Initiative, part of the national church’s approach to eradicating Modern Slavery which was launched by Archbishop Justin in October 2017.
The aim of the evening is to raise awareness of Modern Slavery in London and to explore how we can be part of the solution to eradicate it from our capital.
“There are at least 40 million victims of modern slavery in the world today, and tens of thousands in the UK. In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, in a capital city heralded for its history and culture, modern slavery is thriving. Thousands are forced into domestic servitude, forced labour or sexual exploitation in plain sight of Londoners, and many more are at risk of falling through the cracks, hidden from the view of the authorities, charities and the church. Behind those statistics, there are real people. Whether it be a woman or girl trafficked to work in the illegal sex trade, a man forced to work on a construction site or a child married against their will, none are free.
The evening is open to all and will be introduced by The Bishop of London, The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Sarah Mullally and will provide you with the opportunity to meet the five beneficiary charities of the Lent Appeal as well as to hear from the contributors below.
The list will be added to once speakers are confirmed
Selina Stone, St Mellitus College: A Theology of Liberation.
Lysbeth Ford, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority: What Modern Slavery looks like in London today.
We look forward to you joining us.