It's a brilliant resource created by Mosaic Creative for The Clewer Initiative.
Some people might ask, what can churches and communities do about modern slavery? The truth is local people are key to solving this puzzle. For starters they can spot the signs of modern slavery and help the police to find victims. They can prevent vulnerable people they work with, like the homeless, from being trafficked or exploited. And they can support the survivors of modern slavery, and help them to overcome the trauma they have experienced.
Hidden Voices is based on an existing resource call Stories on the Street - produced by Mosaic Creative to awaken in churches a passion for working with their communities and responding to the needs of the vulnerable and marginalised. It describes a simple process that helps to build community, with the church acting as a catalyst. Hidden Voices takes the spirit of Stories on the Street, and adapts it to the specific context of responding to modern slavery.
Hidden Voices is written in four modules:
- Setting the scene for action
- Action planning.
All of the modules include biblical reflections and practical tools and activities to help churches work alongside their community. There are also case studies that help people to see how they might already be coming across modern slavery without knowing it. We hope that churches who do the Hidden Voices resource will feel inspired and ready to start a project of their own by the end. They might not have all the answers, but they will certainly know where to start.