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Global week on modern slavery, November 12-19 2017

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 slave-like conditions. Slavery manifests itself in Norway, too.

November 12 – 19th this year, churches all over Norway will take part in «Global week on modern slavery» facilitated by the Christian Council of Norway (CCN).

We invite your church to take part by bringing the topic to one of your arenas. It can be done in an easy way and need not take a lot of 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. Small or big – any kind of participation counts. Welcome to join in!

Please pray together with other churches in Norway during Global week. This is enough to count you as participating congregation. Make use of the prayer that will be published on this website.

The Christian Council offers

VISIT BY A RESOURCE PERSON
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.

RESOURCE MATERIALS
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).

FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Apply for grants to cover food, rent, equipment or similar expenses for your event.

 

Need more ideas or suggestions – or  do you have questions? Feel free to contact us.
Elin Finnseth Sæverås, efs@norkr.no phone 23 08 13 25/ 93 44 19 15
Lemma Desta, lemma.desta@norkr.no phone 23 08 13 04/ 41 67 02 49

 

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