Equipping the church to spot the signs
Modern Slavery is happening here in our city. In 2017 the National Crime Agency recorded that there were 1,608 potential victims of Modern Slavery found in London (Metropolitan Police Area). It is becoming more of a live issue for parishes in the across the Diocese.
And also in our midst are a number of refugees and asylum seekers, many of whom struggle for survival. There is a huge amount that the church can, and is doing, to reach out compassionately to “welcome the stranger”- from advice and legal support, to community sponsorship and hosting refugees in our home.
We know many parishes are journeying with members of their congregation and community who have refugee or asylum seeking status; our prayer is that we can bless, equip and encourage you on that holy journey.
How we can raise awareness and spot the signs of someone who’s a victim of Modern Slavery, and our plans for some practical action the church can take to support the trafficked
The church in London has a long history of welcoming strangers to our midst- there are many practcial ways of doing so- more details here
More blogs coming soon.