Global week against modern slavery, November 13 – 20, 2022

Global week: Churches together against modern day slavery

Welcome to take part!

Millions of people around the world live like slaves due to human trafficking, forced labor, forced prostitution and other forms of exploitation. War, poverty and climate change forces people to flee, and many of these end up in exploitation under slave-like conditions. Covid-19 has created «favorable conditions» for more exploitation. Slavery manifests itself in Norway, too.

During November 13 – 20, 2022 (week 46) churches all over Norway and across denominations will take part in «Global week against modern slavery» facilitated by the Christian Council of Norway (CCN). You are also free to mark the week’s topic at some other date, should week 46 not fit in your plan. 

We invite your church to take part by bringing the topic to one of your arenas. It  need not take much extra effort. Raise the topic of modern slavery in your Sunday service, in your coffee & fellowship -time, youth meeting, Bible study, or other arenas during the week. We encourage you to do it together with other churches or organizations in your neighborhood. Global week is a unique opportunity to show Christian unity. Remember to register your event here when the site is ready for registration for 2022 events.
Small or big – any kind of participation counts. Welcome to join in!

Please pray together with other churches during Global week. This is enough to count you as a participating congregation. You can make use of the common prayer that will be published on this website.

The Christian Council offers 

We have two international guests and many resource persons/experts on the slavery topic who can visit your congregation, who can give presentations, share stories and theological perspectives, or preach on the topic. We will cover the cost as far as the Budget allows.

Find description (in Norwegian) of slavery, links to organizations, devotional and resource materials, “facts & action sheet” for handout; inspirational texts on slavery, examples of films you may use, etc. Materials in English for churches can be found at Freedom Sunday (ecumenical), Salvation Army,  or the Clewer Initiative (Church of England), and also Hope for Justice (Hope Sunday), A21.org, etc. 

We can support you with a small grant to cover costs of your event, like food, equipment, remuneration (to expert or lecturer), etc.. To apply for financial support, use the Application form here or contact us.  

Need ideas or suggestions or do you have questions? Feel free to contact us! Elin Finnseth Sæverås, efs@norkr.no phone  93 44 19 15 or Lemma Desta, lemma.desta@norkr.no