Slavery-Free Communities: Exploring Theologies and Faith Responses to Modern Slavery
Dan Pratt (ed.)
SCM Press 2021, 192pp, pbk
Hiding behind a deceptively friendly title, this is in places a hardhitting examination of the causes, responses, legal framework and theologies of ‘modern slavery’.
A remarkable opening account is offered by the UK’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Keven Hyland, of his determined personal commitment to truth-seeking and humanitarian policing, including an overview of the crimes and violations that come under the heading of ‘modern slavery’ worldwide (including forced labour, forced marriage, sexual and criminal exploitation, illegal organ harvesting, etc.), and of the role of faith communities in seeking to combat these crimes, sets a high bar - which succeeding contributions do not all quite clear.