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UK churches unite against human trafficking

Churches of various denominations in the United Kingdom are collaborating with artists, sports persons and politicians to act against worldwide human trafficking. One By One, a charity group that focuses on anti-exploitation, is arranging a ‘Churches Against Trafficking’ tour that will involve visiting churches in various parts of the UK including Lincoln, Essex, Birmingham and Derby among others. A documentary, to be released on the anti-slavery day (October 18), will feature the churches. In honor of the day, a reception will also be held at the Houses of Parliament. The initiative is supported by Rt Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the Bishop of Dover, the Christian band Rend Collective and the football player Junior Stanislas.

Premier Christian News reports:

Churches of different streams and denominations are joining forces with politicians, sportspeople and artists in response to the world’s human trafficking plight.

Anti-exploitation charity One By One is organising a ‘Churches Against Trafficking’ tour visiting churches in Lincoln, Essex, Dartford, Stoke, Sheffield, Wembley, Kensington, Derby, Teeside, Birmingham and the Isle of Man. A documentary featuring the churches will be aired on anti-slavery day on October 18, when a reception in the Houses of Parliament will also be held.

The event has the backing of the Bishop of Dover, Rt Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Premier League footballer Junior Stanislas and Christian band Rend Collective.

Bishop Hudson-Wilkin said:

“Every human being is created in the image of God. Every person deserves not only our respect, but our care and protection – especially those who are most vulnerable in our world. I am delighted to support Churches Against Trafficking. Together, we must continue to strive for the flourishing and freedom of all of God’s people.”

Stanislas, a forward for Bournemouth, also pledged his support, saying:

“When I heard the story of One By One and the children they were working with, I knew I had to get involved. It’s our mandate as Christians to reach the lost and the broken. I’m delighted to lend my voice along with many others across the church to see freedom come to those who are held captive.”

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