Modern #Slavery in the #UK? #modernslavery

I thought, for today, I would just air my support of a new TV ad being shown on British Television to raise awareness of modern day slavery in the UK. It seems ridiculous, but slavery is a massive problem in today’s society.

The BBC said,

The government is launching the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of modern slavery in the UK.

It intends to encourage the public to identify signs of slavery and report them to a new national helpline.

The Human Trafficking Foundation charity estimates 20,000 people are working in slavery in the UK, and says that number is rising.

The Home Office hopes Parliament will pass an anti-slavery bill before the general election.

It is spending £2.3m on the TV, online and poster awareness campaign, which will run until October.

The TV advert shows three of the most common types of modern slavery:

  • agricultural labour
  • sexual exploitation in a brothel
  • domestic servitude in a home.

It concludes with the caption, “Slavery is closer than you think”.

Read the full article here.

It is so important that we really do tackle this problem. If William Wilberforce knew that slavery was still going on, I should think he’d be turning in his grave. But more than that, Jesus Christ knows that slavery is still rife today. It is the duty of a Christian to speak out and act.

For direct support, there are many charities and organisations that can help out. Have a look at a list of organisations for more information, compiled by Soul Action

 

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Dean Roberts

Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. Read More @ http://deanroberts.net/about