Freedom Sunday (Stop the Traffik)

At the close of 2014 a number of world faith leaders including Argentine Rabbi Dr Abraham Skorka, Pope Francis, Archbishop Welby, Iraqi Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi al-Modarresi and Zen Master Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Khong signed an historic declaration aimed at tackling human tra cking and modern slavery. It stated that everyone is born with dignity and freedom, and anything that injured that was an “abhorrent crime against humanity”.

For many years Christian faith groups have been marking Freedom Sunday or Saturday (depending on their worship day) on the Sunday or Saturday closest to 18 October, which is Anti-Trafficking Day. It aims to raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking and show the world our compassion for men, women and children who are trafficked and exploited around the world.

Faith communities are invited to make commitments to take action to prevent the crime of human trafficking in our local and global communities.

Downloadable resources on the Stop the Traffik website. On the website you will find a three minute and five minute video clip which can be used in worship on Freedom Sunday.

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See also this clip on Fortune website.

About admin

Rev Sandy Boyce is a Uniting Church in Australia Minister (Deacon) in placement at Pilgrim Uniting Church, in Adelaide CBD (12 Flinders St). This blog is mainly to resource worship planners for our services, but of course may be useful for others. We have some great writers of music, words for hymns and liturgy at Pilgrim, so this blog also includes their words.
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