Thursday, February 9, 2017

Archbishop of Canterbury and Ecumenical Patriarch commit to tackling modern slavery

From ACNS-

The Archbishop of Canterbury and His All-Holiness Bartholomew of Constantinople have pledged to fight modern slavery in its various forms. Signing a joint declaration condemning modern slavery at a forum in Istanbul, they vowed to :

Condemn all forms of human enslavement

Commend the efforts of the international community

Pray for all victims

Repent for not doing enough to curb modern day slavery

Appeal to governments to implement strict modern day slavery laws

Urge members of the Orthodox Church and Church of England to become educated, raise awareness and take action

Commit to establish a joint taskforce for modern day slavery, looking at ways for how the Orthodox Church and the Church of England can work together

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