This month Hope for Justice are celebrating the lives and stories of freedom made possible because of Hope for Justice supporters! So I’m joining the celebration by sharing one of these stories for #31DaysofFreedom!
Here’s Davit’s* Story (*Name changed to protect identity)
Read more stories :- here & here
Another thing to celebrate is the news that Zoe’s Hub has had their biggest week of rescues (13) since opening in 2014.
Zoe’s Hub Rescues – 2015 LIVE total: 52
Here’s Ben the CEO with the latest news bulletin:
The Climate Coalition have released their #showthelove (fortheloveof) campaign with a video.
David Harewood, Meera Syal, Stephen Fry, Dermot O’Leary, Jarvis Cocker, Deborah Meaden, Emilia Fox, Alison Steadman and Raymond Blanc bring Shakespeare’s Sonnet number 18 to life in a beautiful 100-second film that’s a celebration of the world around us.
This is a longer and more explanatory video:
They’re asking people to shares the things they love.
Because the things we love might be changed forever by climate change.
Let’s act on climate change.
In the historic referendum on the question of whether Scotland should be an independent country.
The people of Scotland, voted against secession from the United Kingdom.
My hope is that in the aftermath of the two campaigns, a stronger and more unified Scotland emerges.
Scotland deserves that much at least.
HopeforJustice announced its unification with Abolition International and Transitions Global to become one organisation to fight human trafficking.
Check out the video introducing the new global organisation and their roots.
It’s great to see HopeforJustice expand its vision, its reach and its impact!
What it’s about:
Hope for Justice – have challenged their supporters, to help them clock up a total of 12,416 miles – the distance from the North to the South Pole, by doing sponsored walks up and down the country. They call this their Zoe Challenge 2014 and hope to raise around £125,000 to fund specialist investigators, lawyers and aftercare staff. As they work to fight against slavery, and trafficking in the UK.
Our walk in the Lakes will be around Rydal Water, and more of a pleasant family stroll, with about 1/2 the party being under 10, and with 3 under 3’s, there sure to be a lift or two offered by parents.
Should you wish to help support us, please give whatever amount you feel at this justgiving link.
A donation is not necessary, but perhaps you could share or tweet the link too. Anything that helps raise the awareness and the profile of the issue of human trafficking, is support to those that are trapped and subject to such exploitation.
“Dish Out The Money” – is a charity single done by +LifeKids Manchester (children and children’s groups leaders) from LifeChurch Manchester – supporting 3 great charities which all have a connection with LifeChurch Manchester , involved in various communities and projects.
All well worth supporting!
Read more about what they do below.
LifeKids Manchester–Dish Out The Money
The Charities supported are:
The aim of CCM is to reach out to the marginalized in our city with the love and compassion of Christ. We believe that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and that is the message we take out on a Wednesday and Saturday night.
Hope for Justice is an anti-human trafficking organisation working to uncover and abolish the hidden crime of modern-day slavery.
Hope For Justice–Every Good Father
PEPAIDS’ mission is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and to raise awareness, both within the affected communities and internationally, of the issues surrounding poverty and HIV/AIDS.
Tearfund has a new campaign to highlight (again) the on-going issue around child trafficking.
Here are a couple of videos they have produced to high light the issue, and the activities they are doing to prevent it.
Play your part to prevent this happening.
A film not to be missed.
A timely reminder about the social short falls of a digital orientated existence.
Gary Turk on Youtube and Twitter.
Nice work Gary!
“Education, Education, Education” a slogan made famous by Tony Blair at the 1996 Labour party conference .
(“Ask me my three main priorities for government, and I tell you: education, education, education.” – 1 October 1996, Labour party conference speech)
Now some eighteen years later, there are still struggles we face to get the balance right around personal and private choice.
Perhaps you feel strongly about an area of your personal privacy or choice being removed or gradually eroded? Then don’t acquiesce, and allow such regulations and restrictions to become the unchallenged norm in your culture, and lifestyle. Now more than ever, individuals have the options to speak out and challenge these issues and campaign for redress.
For example write to your MP via Writetothem
You still have choice, to stay quiet or to speak out – use it wisely!
Happy Birthday and Congratulations to HopeforJustice for another great year!
Here is their “Hope News” celebratory video:
This month we’re celebrating 5 years of rescues and lives restored! We’ve changed the lives of over 200 modern day slaves and started to build a rescue network that will leave perpetrators nowhere to hide!
Here’s to many more rescues!
Link to last years note