HOW DO I, OR MY FAITH COMMUNITY, TAKE PART IN FREEDOM SUNDAY?
This year, Freedom Sunday will be observed on the Sunday 15th October. On this date, we invite global faith communities to come together in worship and action against human trafficking. To get involved, you can download a Freedom Sunday Resource Pack, which is full of suggestions and tips for how you and your faith community can participate.
DOES MY FAITH COMMUNITY HAVE TO TAKE PART ON THE SAME DATE AS EVERYONE ELSE?
Not necessarily. Freedom Sunday can be observed any Sunday of the year, but on October 15th, global faith communities will be uniting to spread the message of freedom. If you are unable to participate on this date, the Freedom Sunday Resource Pack contains a list of alternative dates that may suit your faith community better.
WHY SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER?
Freedom Sunday is being held on October 15th to coincide with European Anti-Slavery Day, which is celebrated the same week.
WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS FOR PARTICIPATING IN FREEDOM SUNDAY?
The only expectation for your faith community’s participation in Freedom Sunday is that they use worship, prayer and community action to create significant engagement with the issue of human trafficking and modern slavery, and how we can stop it.
IS THERE A SPECIFIC LITURGY OR ORDER OF SERVICE FOR FREEDOM SUNDAY?
No. In the Freedom Sunday Resource Pack, you will find suggestions of different services, sermons, prayers and liturgies that you may wish to use to celebrate Freedom Sunday, but these are only suggestions and your community is not obligated to use them. It is important that you use what works best and makes most sense for your faith community.
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR THE FREEDOM SUNDAY RESOURCE PACK, OR TO TAKE PART?
No. There is absolutely no cost to taking part in Freedom Sunday. When signing up to receive your Freedom Sunday Resource Pack, you have the option of making a voluntary donation towards the cost of next year’s Pack; however this is completely voluntary and absolutely not required in order to take part. If you are interested in how you can contribute financially towards anti-trafficking work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE DO MY DONATIONS GO?
Donations from anywhere in the world, excluding Australia, will be used to further Freedom Sunday globally and to develop the 2018 Freedom Sunday global resource.
Donations received from Australia will go to STOP THE TRAFFIK Australia to help further Freedom Sunday within Australia.