The conference reminded me of some horrifying statistics:
- Modern Slavery is the second most profitable criminal industry in the world today
- It is also one with far fewer risks to the criminal
- There are more slaves today than at any time in human history
- Types of modern slavery include: domestic servitude, forced crime, drug trade, benefit fraud, organ harvesting, forced marriage, sexual exploitation, and forced labour
There were also some local lessons:
- Modern slavery can be found all over Derbyshire.
- There are over 480 slaves estimated to be in Derbyshire
- Slavery in Derbyshire can be found in prostitution, cannabis growing, domestic servitude, nail bars, car washes, agriculture, factories and more
The resources for prayer and reflection can be found here.