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Congregations have a new online resource to help them reflect and act on the issue of human trafficking.

The recently launched Freedom Sunday resource pack has been created by the Joint Public Issues Team of Baptists Together (the Baptist Union of Great Britain), the Methodist and United Reformed Churches with a host of other churches and organizations.

It contains prayers, sermon outlines and Bible studies for use in church services as well as an action pack for congregations and individuals.

Freedom Sunday is Oct. 19. Churches all over the world will join together to raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking and show the world their compassion for men, women and children who are trafficked and exploited.

“Freedom Sunday provides churches with an opportunity to join together with others around the world in a day of worship, prayers and action on human trafficking,” the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said.

“Freedom Sunday challenges us and resources us to take action to prevent the crime of human trafficking in our local and global communities.”

Visit the Joint Public Issues website to download the resource.

Paul Hobson is the news editor of The Baptist Times, the online newspaper of The Baptist Union of Great Britain. A version of this news article first appeared on The Baptist Times website and is used with permission. You can follow the Baptist Times on Twitter @BaptistTimes and the Baptist Union @BaptistUnionGB.

Editor’s note: Additional articles on human trafficking, including a June 2014 series, that have appeared previously on EthicsDaily.com are available here.

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