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Faith and Confronting Modern Slavery
Wed 21 June 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6
All over the world workers face exploitation, with slavery as one extreme form. Millions of individuals are affected, making this one of the most pressing issues we face today. This isn’t just a problem in the developing world, it’s right on our doorstep even in the UK. So, how can we as Christians engage and make a difference in this area?
Joining us for the evening to share their story will be Quintin and Angela Lake, the founders of Fifty Eight. They work with companies, academic institutions and the public sector to improve working conditions in global supply chains and to address the challenges of modern slavery.
In partnership with Christian Aid’s Salt Business Leaders Network, this event will explore the issue, highlight ways we can engage and offer discussion around the core theological questions facing us Christians in this area. The evening will also offer an overview of what companies are doing to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and case studies from executives who have been involved in trying to implement best practice in their supply chains. So, wherever you fit in those supply chains - in business, as a concerned consumer or someone working in the charitable sector - this event is for you.