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Slavery-Free Communities

Emerging Theologies and Faith Responses to Modern Slavery

Slavery-Free Communities

Emerging Theologies and Faith Responses to Modern Slavery

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334061298
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 30/07/2021
Width: 13.5 cm
Height: 21.6 cm

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT) are global crimes impacting local communities. Vulnerable people are exploited through labour, sex and forced criminality. Churches and communities are increasingly encountering these victims and survivors, and consequently need to develop more effective engagement. The book will highlight that churches and communities are in a unique position to partner towards slavery-free communities.

Beginning with the narratives of survivors who experienced three different forms of MSHT, including labour exploitation, sexual exploitation and domestic exploitation, the book then shows how practitioners and theologians respond to these narratives through exploring theologies of suffering, ecology, missiology, restorative justice, trinitarian theology and liberation theology.

Offering faith responses from organisations such The Salvation Army, The Clewer Initiative, BMS World Mission and Rene Cassinhe the volume also includes a final resource section with prayers and liturgy for survivors and victims as well as for church and community responses.

The book includes a forward by the Rt Hon Theresa May MP and an opening prayer by the Most Revd Justin Welby

Dan Pratt

Revd Dr Dan Pratt is Antislavery Co-ordinator for the Eastern Baptist Association and the Southend Against Modern Slavery Partnership. Dan chairs The Together Free Foundation, which seeks to resource communities and churches in responding to Modern Slavery. Dan is an Associate Researcher with the Baptist Centre for History and Heritage at Regent's Park College, Oxford. Doctoral research was completed in Christian Education and Contextual Theology. Previously Dan founded and pioneered 57 West, a Baptist church rooted among rough sleepers in Essex. From 2008 to 2012, he taught Practical Theology at the Baptist Convention College in Soweto.

"This collection of essays explores how faith can inspire, guide, and sustain our response to modern slavery. It also helps us see those who are affected by modern slavery as people who are loved by God and have a unique dignity. I would encourage any person of faith who wants to think more about how their congregation can work towards slavery-free communities to read this book." -- Caroline Virgo, Director, The Clewer Initiative (The Church of England’s response to modern slavery) 

“This fine collection of essays is a timely response from practitioners and theologians to the disturbing phenomenon of modern slavery…Dan Pratt and his team of writers have provided a remarkable resource which should inform and shape our engagement with one of our age’s most awful abuses” -- Robert Ellis, Regents Park College, UK

"This collection of thoughtful and informative contributions powerfully make the case for the role of faith communities in our work to eradicate slavery and trafficking. It anchors this work in holy text, provides inspiring examples of what can be done and listens with compassion to the voices of survivors. This book will move you to action and prayer for those who are oppressed by the greatest human rights abuse of our time." -- Dame Sarah Thornton, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, UK