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Modern Slavery and the Church

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On Saturday 16th June 2018 the Diocese of Rochester, together with The Clewer Initiative, will be hosting a conference on modern slavery in the UK, with a particular emphasis on caring for and supporting the victims of this injustice.

Our speakers:

  • Bishop James, the Bishop of Rochester

  • Bishop Alastair Redfern, the Bishop of Derby, who has campaigned in the House of Lords and in his own diocese to raise awareness of modern slavery and improve support for the survivors

  • The Clewer Initiative’s Caroline Virgo will give a national perspective on how dioceses across England are responding

  • Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority will share how they are responding to labour exploitation in the UK

  • Lara Bundock from the Snowdrop Project will share about her work supporting survivors of modern slavery

  • Mark Bailey, Strategic Partnerships Director of Hope for Justice will give an insight into how they are responding

  • There will also be Workshops with some of our Speakers, opportunities to network and a Q&A session


This event will be a key date for those wanting to work in the diocese to respond to modern slavery, and for those who want to understand more. It is free of charge and there will be a lunch break with refreshments (tea/coffee etc) but note that lunch will not be provided so do please bring a packed lunch.

Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Please register now to make sure you can attend.

The venue is to be confirmed.

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