Up and down the country, churches, Cathedrals, Dioceses, schools and communities have been marking Anti-Slavery Day. This year, the range of events and activities to raise awareness of modern slavery and pray for victims has been truly incredible.
From small exhibitions in quiet Cornish hamlets, to hard-hitting art shows in Salisbury and Bridgwater, a schools’ event in Ely, touring exhibitions in Winchester and Peterborough, bright and bold illuminations in Blackpool, Lincoln, Peterborough, Bury St Edmunds, Bath and London and of course, thousands of crochet chains created by our friends at the Mothers’ Union. We know this is only the tip of the iceberg and many more events, Anti-Slavery Day services, special home groups and seminars took place over the month that we don’t even know about!
So many people took up the challenge to mark Anti-Slavery Day in a bold and fresh way and we hope that through our combined efforts, the existence of modern slavery in our communities will be known about more widely.