A new course for Lent 2024 has been created by The Clewer Initiative and World Council of Churches entitled True Freedom. True Freedom is a six week course, drawing on themes from the book of Galatians, and designed to encourage individuals and churches to respond to modern slavery in their communities.
Through the six week course the following are considered:
WEEK 1 How criminals entice vulnerable people and make false promises and how this contrasts with the wonderful call of the gospel
WEEK 2 How people are commodified and not viewed as precious children of God
WEEK 3 The limitations of the law and the role the global church has in speaking up against injustice and lobbying for change.
WEEK 4 The value of families and the tragedy of broken and fragmented neighbourhoods.
WEEK 5 Our shared responsibility to care for the vulnerable and walk closely with the broken-hearted.
WEEK 6 The life of a disciple and the need to persevere for the long haul as we walk in the Spirit and enjoy our freedom as children of God.
The resource is part of an ongoing collaboration, which began in March 2020, between the World Council of Churches (WCC) and The Clewer Initiative.
True Freedom is a free and worthwhile course and will introduce some of the more challenging issues of modern slavery and whether we see it in our own lives today. More details on the course can be found here.