World faith leaders to declare their commitment towards the eradication of modern slavery by 2020

On 2 December 2014 the Global Freedom Network (GFN) will bring together faith leaders forming a historic initiative to eradicate modern slavery by 2020 throughout our world and for all time.

They will sign the Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders against Modern Slavery to underline that modern slavery, in terms of human trafficking, forced labour and prostitution, organ trafficking, and any relationship that fails to respect the fundamental conviction that all people are equal and have the same freedom and dignity, is a crime against humanity, and must be recognised as such by everyone and by all nations. They affirm their common commitment to inspiring spiritual and practical action by all faiths and people of goodwill everywhere to eradicate modern slavery. The signatories will be…

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2 comments on “World faith leaders to declare their commitment towards the eradication of modern slavery by 2020

  1. David Keller says:

    Finally they go out on a limb with a controversial topic. I feel so much better now.

  2. Katherine says:

    Link doesn’t work.

    I looked this up. In addition to Vatican and official Anglican representatives, there is a representative of the Chief Imam at Al-Azhar on the Council of this organization. However, it will take more than one Muslim leader to eradicate slavery in Muslim lands.