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Modern slavery subject of upcoming workshop

First published on: 6th September 2023

How we can spot and support those affected by modern slavery is the subject of an upcoming workshop.

Wellsprings Together is working with The Clewer Initiative to run a workshop for all to learn more about modern slavery, about spotting the signs, and about the options that victims have.

Attendees will hear from The Clewer Initiative and from people who work with victims of modern slavery.

This workshop will take place on Monday, September 25, at Fountains Church Bradford, and lunch will be provided.

For more information and to book, please click here.

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written about modern slavery, saying: “Slavery is all around us, but we are too blind to see it.

“It is in our hands, and yet we are too insensitive to touch it.

“The enslaved are next to us in the streets, but we are too ignorant to walk alongside them.

“It must not be relegated to a footnote in history.

“It is still a living reality in all our communities, not because we think it is acceptable, but because our sin lies in blindness and ignorance.

“Slavery today takes many forms and encompasses a variety of situations, including women forced into prostitution, children and adults forced to work in agriculture, domestic work, or factories and sweatshops producing goods for global supply chains, even entire families forced to work for nothing to pay off generational debts or girls forced to marry older men.

“The forms of slavery may differ, but they share the same essential characteristics - the coercive exploitation of the most vulnerable.

“People are enslaved through unpaid wages, withheld passports, physical violence, fraudulent contracts and un-repayable debt.

“The tragedy of slavery is that it is a human condition of our own making.”

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