Announcing | Freedom Sunday 2012
Not For Sale is urging communities of faith across the world to take action by getting involved in Freedom Sunday next month. Freedom Sunday takes place on February 26th, 2012, coinciding with the first Sunday of Lent. It is a day specifically designated for churches and congregations to bring attention to modern-day slavery and human trafficking. Not For Sale provides churches with all the resources that they need to become more aware and active in opposing these global problems.
To date, more than 3,000 churches have signed up to take part in the annual event in over 60 countries across the world. At least 500 additional faith communities have signed up in what are considered “creative access” countries, areas where church activities are greatly restricted or unlawful, thus forcing congregations to exist solely underground.
Speaking about the importance of the upcoming event, Kevin Austin, Director of Not For Sale’s Abolitionist Faith Community said: “Faith communities play a unique and vital role in ending modern-day slavery. Within our various churches and centers of faith, people from every segment of society gather to practice their faith, not just in word, but also in deed.
“People of faith have tremendous power to create new realities and new futures for the vulnerable. Freedom Sunday combines this potential with worship resulting in a fusion of hope-infused, prayer-filled smart activism. We proclaim, sing, pray, and preach that no one should be for sale. Then we take the message out to the streets with joy and hope. We partner with God to heal our broken world.”
The event was launched in 2010 with more than 1,000 churches participating in more than 30 countries. In 2011, this number grew to 2,500 in 45 countries, and the goal for 2012 is to have 5,000 churches involved worldwide.
To register your church click here.