Religious are invited to a further awareness raising day about human trafficking, taking place on Saturday June 29th in London, organised by the Conference of Religious.
It’s designed as a practical follow up to the well attended meetings earlier this year, but this time with a stronger focus on directing Religious towards frontline work and outlining a range of settings in which a contribution could be made.
There will be a wide variety of speakers, with time built into the day for questions and interaction with the experts present.
The major research conducted last year by the Arise Foundation revealed the scale of anti-trafficking work by Religious. It also shed light on the collaboration that takes place between the Police and religious congregations, eg., Sisters accompanying the police on raids at houses where people are victims of human slavery.
At the forthcoming meeting, on June 29th, speakers include a representative from the Police, a Sister who accompanies victims at the Home Office, several Religious who work in safe houses with victims of trafficking, Mick Duthie of the Santa Marta group and Sisters who made a property available to the police as a safe space where victims could be interviewed. All are welcome to the meeting.
It’s being hosted by the RMI Congregation : 15 Southwell Gardens SW7 4RN
(Nearest tube, Gloucester Road)
(exit the tube station, veering to the left to follow ‘Cromwell Road’ sign; walk to the lights and cross over Cromwell Road (a post office will be on the corner, to the left). Then take the first left just after an Anglican Church into Southwell Gardens)
Saturday June 29th. 1030 – 1500. Cost: £5, lunch included. To register, please send an email to : firstname.lastname@example.org