“Hidden Voices”: A 4 Part Training on Modern Slavery Awareness

Date

4 part course in April, May & June

Area of concern

Modern Slavery.

Venue

Zoom
and 1 possible local "cluster" meeting if allowed

Hidden Voices: a 4 part course designed to help churches and communities respond to modern slavery

https://www.theclewerinitiative.org/hidden-voices

Dates for 2021 Diocese of London training:

  • Wed 14th April, 7-9pm, zoom
  • Wed 28th April, 7-9pm, zoom
  • Sat 22nd May, daytime: if possible small local cluster meetings
  • Wed 2nd June, 7-9pm zoom: what next?/follow up - NB DATE IS STILL TBC- MAY CHANGE!

Places on this course are offered FREE due to some generous funding, but we do ask that you commit to all the sessions.

There is also some study& reading between sessions that will be sent out via “Moodle”.

We strongly encourage small groups of people to do this training together, from the same church, deanery or local area. However if you are the only one in your locality, please don’t let that put you off registering!

We have up to 16 free places: please register today if you would like a place and we’ll be in touch.

WHAT IS HIDDEN VOICES?

Hidden voices is a new resource created by Mosaic Creative for The Clewer Initiative. It’s based on the principles of an existing resource called Stories on the Street, and it’s designed to help churches and communities respond to modern slavery.

Some people might ask, what can churches and communities do about modern slavery? The truth is local people are key to solving this puzzle. For starters they can spot the signs of modern slavery and help the police to find victims. They can prevent vulnerable people they work with, like the homeless, from being trafficked or exploited. And they can support the survivors of modern slavery, and help them to overcome the trauma they have experienced.

Hidden Voices is written in modules, include Biblical reflections and practical tools and activities to help churches work alongside their community.

There are also case studies that help people to see how they might already be coming across modern slavery without knowing it.

WHAT WILL DOING THE HIDDEN VOICES COURSE DO FOR ME?

We hope that churches who do the Hidden Voices resource will feel inspired and ready to start a project of their own by the end. This is why we encourage, if possible to people to attend in small groups from your local area: you’re more likely to be able to take action if there are a few of you spurring each other on.

They might not have all the answers, but they will certainly know where to start.

Several Dioceses have already run Hidden Voices trainings and you can see them share their stories here

WHAT IS THE COST OF “HIDDEN VOICES” TRAINING?

Due to the generous partnership with The Clewer Initiative, we can offer 16 places on the Hidden Voices places FREE to parishes in the Diocese of London.

There would be no cost to you for coming on the course; however there is an expectation you can make all the sessions.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?

If you want to know more about it, please do sign up for our “Find out More” session- either at 2pm or 7pm on 23rd February. You can book for that here (2pm) or here (7pm).

There’s no commitment- just a chance to ask questions and talk it through.

Or if you’d like more information you can get in touch with the Compassionate Communities team directly here.

We hope to see you there!

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