How do I, or my faith community, take part in Freedom weekend?
Freedom Sunday or Freedom Shabbat is usually the closest weekend to European Anti-Slavery Day on the 18th 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.
If you can’t do that weekend, you are welcome to pick any day that works for you. We can celebrate and pray for freedom any day of the year! If you are unable to participate on this date, then please pick a day that suits your faith community better.
What do we need to do to participate in Freedom weekend?
The only expectation for your faith community’s participation 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 the Christian Freedom Sunday?
No. In the Freedom Sunday Resource Pack, you will find materials and suggestions of how you may wish 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 resource pack?
No. There is absolutely no cost. If you are interested in how you can contribute financially towards anti-trafficking work, please check the websites of our steering group for how you can help.