The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents
Freedom Sunday is a global day of worship, prayer and action on human trafficking. In 2016 it will be held on Sunday, September 25.
Churches all over the world will join together to raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking and show the world our compassion for men, women and children who are trafficked and exploited emotionally, physically and sexually. The church will demonstrate a united and tangible response against human trafficking. Holy Innocents is proud to be among these churches, and Bishop Stokes will be at our church on this very important day.
Right now, there are still more than 45 million people who are being bought, sold, and used against their will. This trade generates more than $150 billion (with a B) in profit for the traffickers. We need to solve this problem.
It may seem like an impossible dream, but we’ve seen time and time again that justice for the poor is possible when we boldly step into the fight. We wholeheartedly believe that if God’s people can join together, we WILL see a change.
The International Justice Mission is the largest anti-trafficking organization in the world. They relentlessly search for each one of slaves. And when they help free one, they stay with that survivor until they are healed—until they are free. And then they keep searching.
Holy Innocents and the Diocese of New Jersey will make commitments to take action to prevent the crime of human trafficking and its abuse in our local and global communities. Together, let’s stop human trafficking and let’s start freedom.