From the very day Hope for Justice was founded back in 2008, churches have been instrumental in supporting our work – through regular giving, fundraising and by playing a key role in raising awareness about modern-day slavery and human trafficking in our world. The global scale of the problem has been met with a wave of unity across church communities who have committed themselves to stand with us in ending slavery and changing lives.
It is that power in unity that leads us to announce a year-long partnership with New Wine, which is one of the UK’s largest church networks and who believe, like us, in standing in hope to transform the world. Together, we want to see justice and accountability – and to see lives changed.
Tim Nelson, CEO of Hope for Justice, said: “New Wine shares our vision and values in wanting to live in a world free from exploitation and slavery. Having spoken with Paul Harcourt, national leader of New Wine, as well as some of the New Wine trustees, there was a clear mutual ambition to partner together to make a lasting impact in ending slavery through action and awareness.”
Through this partnership, Hope for Justice will sponsor New Wine’s National Leadership Conference in 2022, engaging with leaders on the church’s role in helping those trapped in slavery, as well as producing a mini-series for New Wine Online on topics such as ethical purchasing, supply chains and spot the signs training.
Speaking about the newly formed partnership, Lani Charlwood from New Wine commented: “We’re so pleased to be working alongside Hope for Justice over the coming year and giving local churches the opportunity to engage more deeply with this Kingdom ministry.”
We will share more over the coming months and hope you will celebrate this important step in expanding and strengthening our work with a key and highly valued partner.