The 2019 Diocese of London Lent Appeal is focusing on Modern Slavery. This evening will raise awareness of modern slavery in London and explore how we can all be part of the solution in eradicating it from the capital.
“There are at least 40 million victims of modern slavery in the world today, and tens of thousands in the UK. In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, in a capital city heralded for its history and culture, modern slavery is thriving. Thousands are forced into domestic servitude, forced labour or sexual exploitation in plain sight of Londoners, and many more are at risk of falling through the cracks, hidden from the view of the authorities, charities and the church. Behind those statistics, there are real people. Whether it be a woman or girl trafficked to work in the illegal sex trade, a man forced to work on a construction site or a child married against their will, none are free.”
The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Sarah Mullally
The event is open to everyone. It will be hosted by Bishop Sarah Mullally and feature a range of speakers. Sign up below to book your place.