About 84 per cent of the world’s population is religious, according to The Pew Research Center. Religious leaders therefore can create lasting, positive change by increasing awareness and action to end modern slavery in their community.
We believe reaching out through faith and gaining the support of faith leaders is an effective method to educate the masses about our cause.
An initiative of Walk Free, The Global Freedom Network is committed to delivering systemic change by engaging and uniting faith leaders around the world to take spiritual and practical action to eradicate modern slavery.
We empower faith leaders to mobilise their efforts and work in collaboration with the private, public and civil sectors. By building relationships and collaborating with faith leaders and faith-based organisations we believe we can increase awareness, understanding, impact, and action. The Global Freedom Network obtained commitments from faith leaders through their signing of the Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery and encourages them to act on this commitment by providing support for change.
Our Declaration Signings:
We must recognise slavery as an urgent cause to unite all leaders, across faiths, borders and industries.
‘Politicians can enact laws banning certain practices, but only faith leaders can change the deep-seated values which influence people’s behaviours’