Download the new Freedom Sunday Pack for 2017!
Sunday 15th October 2017
You can also download a Freedom Sunday Collect for use in services on Freedom Sunday. It was written by the Lord Bishop of Derby, Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern.
Download here: Freedom Sunday Collect
Why should I get involved?
Our mission, as the church around the globe, is to proclaim liberation; tangibly demonstrating good news to an often hurting world. Freedom Sunday is a fantastic opportunity for us to get out of our pews and practice what we preach, as we seek to end the appalling injustice of human trafficking.
Reverend Steve Chalke, UN GIFT Special Advisor Community Action Against Trafficking
Human trafficking is a grave crime against humanity. It is a form of modern slavery and a profound violation of the intrinsic dignity of human beings. If we are to combat this evil then we must work together to prevent the crime, support the survivors and prosecute the criminals. The knowledge that churches have of their local communities puts them on the frontline in this campaign. Freedom Sunday provides churches with an opportunity to join together with others around the world in a day of worship, prayer and action on human trafficking. Freedom Sunday challenges us, and resources us to take action to prevent the crime of human trafficking.
Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Justin Welby
The gross injustice [of modern slavery] summons us to respond as Christians of old did, with our prayer, advocacy, action and purchase choices. Supporting Freedom Sunday is one way to raise awareness of the continued scourge of human slavery, and to unite Christians to work towards its abolition.
Reverend Janet Woodlock, Federal Coordinator, Churches of Christ, Australia