“Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed.” –Isaiah 1:17
About Freedom Sunday
Freedom Sunday is a day where believers and communities unite through prayer and worship on behalf of the more than 30 million men, women, and children around the world that are enslaved today. It is a day when voices around the world cry out that no one should be for sale.
“It’s about people actually laying down their lives, sacrificing something, otherwise how are we a picture to the world unless we give up our time, our energy, our money toward those who are in need. Then suddenly [the world] gets a picture of Jesus Christ.” Francis Chan
Pastor and Best-Selling Author
There are more slaves in our world today than at any other time in history. The church needs to lead the movement to set the captives free. Jesus was the original Abolitionist. His message of freedom will be proclaimed in unity around the world.
“I’m really convinced that the church should be leading on abolitionist work. It’s a part of our DNA, a part of our basic reason for being–to set the captive free and become an agent for redemption.” David Batstone
President and Co-Founder of Not For Sale
Freedom Sunday is a platform that provides churches with what they need to become more aware and more active in opposing modern slavery. Soft-launched in February 2010, more than 1,000 churches in over 30 countries participated in the first global Freedom Sunday. In 2011, this number grew to 2,500 churches in 45 countries and to more than 5,300 churches in 2012.
Though your community can host a Freedom Sunday at any point in the year, February 17, 2013 will be our unified rally for change. By signing up, either as an individual or as a church, we will send you regular content and materials to plan a powerful and purposeful landmark event in the life of your community.
Sign up to receive information for how your church, student ministry, small group or faith community can be involved. Questions? Contact email@example.com.