Yarmouth church course to explore modern slavery
The Hidden Voices course, to explore what a church response to modern slavery could look like in Great Yarmouth, will take place in Gorleston during February and March, and all are welcome.
Hidden Voices is written in four modules: Understanding modern slavery, Prevention, Detection and Restoring dignity. All the modules include Biblical reflections and practical tools and activities to help churches work alongside their community. There are also case studies that help people to see how they might already be coming across modern slavery without knowing it.
The course will take place at St Mary Magdelene Church, Gorleston NR31 7BZ, and will run from 7pm to 9.30pm on Wednesdays February 13 and 20 and March 6 and 13.
Anna Heydon, from Imagine Norfolk Together, said “Over four evenings we will use the Hidden Voices resource to find out more about modern slavery, and understand how we can prevent, detect, and restore the dignity of victims and survivors.”
The course is part of The Clewer Initiative - a 3-year project to enable Church of England dioceses and wider Church networks to develop strategies to detect modern slavery in their communities and help provide victim support and care. It involves working with the Church locally, identifying resources that can be utilised, developing partnerships with others, and creating a wider network of advocates seeking to end modern slavery together. Nationally, it involves developing a network of practitioners committed to sharing models of best practice and providing evidenced based data to resource the Church's national engagement with statutory and non-statutory bodies.
You can find out more about Hidden Voices at https://www.theclewerinitiative.org/hidden-voices
Contact Anna to for more information and to book your place: firstname.lastname@example.org