Healing the wounds of modern slavery

St. Mary’s University has been a leader in research in the area of modern slavery for a number of years, especially through the work of the Bakhita Centre.

A particular strength of that research is its applied focus and collaboration with those who are “healing the wounds” of this awful phenomenon. On 15th and 16th October, the University will be hosting an international conference exploring aspects of modern slavery and human trafficking, in collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.

The conference will focus on existing and emerging innovative practice responses to supporting survivors in their journey towards healing the wounds inflicted during their exploitation.
Panel sessions have been organised around the following themes:
Health and public health responses
Prevention through partnerships
Protection and provision of pastoral care for survivors by ecclesial and religious communities

The role of creative interventions, including drama, music and art in providing innovative approaches to recovery and reintegration

There is a range of excellent speakers who will share their experiences with a view to developing more effective responses.
The conference is relatively inexpensive (£40 per day in person and £10 per day online)

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Author: Carole Murphy

Published: 5th October 2021

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