March 25, 2017
For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history.
Every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. The International Day also aims to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today as well as reminder that slavery and human trafficking are still very much with us and make rightful claims on our time, actions and prayers.
To learn more about slavery and human trafficking see our webpage.
For information on the Day from the UN click here.
For a range of resources on past and present slavery issues and Church teachings click here.