Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage the government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem. It was created by the Anti-Slavery Day Act, a Private Members Bill introduced Anthony Steen CBE, now Chair of the Human Trafficking Foundation.

Around the world, we work with many who find themselves trapped in slavery. It takes years of investment, building relationships and showing God's love for people trapped in slavery to trust and to see a different way to live life.

There may be some for whom a quick rescue may be all they need, but for many who find themselves in slavery, they have become trapped, not only physically but also mentally. Freedom must first be given to their minds and heart before physical freedom will really ever be effective. For many slaves, freedom starts with hope. When you lose all hope, freedom is impossible to obtain. Christ came to bring freedom and that started with hope. So today lefts start with hope and in doing so we will find freedom not only for ourselves but for those we serve.

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