Monday 18 October is Anti-Slavery Day. We are marking this on Sunday 17 October by uniting with the local charity Unseen to raise awareness of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. During each of our services and celebrations we will be highlighting the issues and praying for them.
More information on the work of Unseen here
And see also the Clewer Initiative here
To donate to the work of Unseen please head here
Almighty God, Creator of all, help us to share our trust in your love
with those in whom your precious image is damaged through
brutal exploitation and unthinking indifference.
May our eyes be opened to see the signs of suffering, so often
subtly hidden in our midst.
May our hearts be opened to reach out with care and comfort.
May our voices be raised to champion the needs of those who are
hurting and to challenge the complacencies and criminality that keeps
crushing your children.
Inspire and empower us in the grace of Jesus Christ, your Son, our
This prayer was written by Bishop Alastair Redfern and taken, with permission, from
Slavery-Free Communities (edited by Dan Pratt)