Tag Archives: Human trafficking

Challenging indifference to modern slavery

Hundreds of victims of human trafficking (modern slaves) have come through the doors of St Chrysostom’s in the past two years. Our language classes set up to serve such victims, in partnership with the Medaille Trust, have grown and developed … Continue reading

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Josephine Bakhita

A nine year old girl in a happy family, was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Over a period of fourteen years she was bought and sold five times.  She suffered beatings and horrific indignity, so traumatic was the experience that … Continue reading

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Trafficking on your doorstep

Last night I had some of my misconceptions exploded. I had my eyes opened to something evil which is on our doorstep and in our community.  Human trafficking and exploitation. Four men talked at Church of their helplessness whilst being … Continue reading

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Can you see him? Read Jakub’s story

Through our language classes at Church, and at Church worship, we meet those who have been victims of human trafficking. It is sometimes difficult to understand how people become victims of modern day slavery. Jakub (not his real name) comes … Continue reading

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Hope in Advent in a world of exploitation

On Thursday morning we set out on foot to the Medaille Trust hostel – we being Fr. Ian, (carrying the basket containing our Posada figures of Mary and Joseph, a candle, a box of biscuits and some invitations to our … Continue reading

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Visiting victims of human trafficking

Bishop David, Bishop of Manchester, and I visited victims of human trafficking this morning at a home run by the Medaille Trust. The house is in St Chrysostom’s Parish. We received a lovely welcome from Adele, on duty, and residents. … Continue reading

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