Freedom Sunday

July 2nd, 2017 is Freedom Sunday—a day when Wesleyan churches around the country will stand united for freedom and advocate for human rights around the world.

Freedom Sunday seeks to raise awareness and understanding about modern slavery and unite the church in action and prayer, catalyzed by the Holy Spirit.

We hope you will join us! Whether it is leading the charge at your church, joining us in prayer on July 2nd, or sharing information about World Hope and the Wesleyan church’s anti-trafficking efforts on social media or with your friends, there is a place for everyone.

WHI encourages our supporters to speak to your pastors and church leadership about incorporating a Freedom Sunday observance into your congregation’s annual calendar of events.

Join the Fight

Here are a few easy ways you can join the fight:

  • Check out what other Wesleyan churches are doing domestically—there may even be a place for you to join in!
  • Involve your church. Freedom Sunday is an excellent opportunity for your church to learn more about modern slavery and commit to prayer and advocacy. World Hope has even created a toolkit, which includes everything your church needs to participate.
  • Share about World Hope’s efforts & inform others: Share a message on social media or simply have a conversation with family and friends. Awareness is imperative—check out the signs for recognizing trafficking from Polaris and familiarize yourself with the National Human Trafficking Hotline, 1-888-373-7888.
  • Prayer is our most powerful tool. We hope that people around the world, in churches, in their homes, and with their friends and families, will come together in prayer on July 2nd. As James assures us, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16b) Our friends at the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) created a one-week prayer calendar to guide you in prayer for victims of trafficking. 
  • Give to trafficking prevention, intervention and restoration! World Hope works within local communities to educate people on their rights, perform rescues, and provide aftercare. By supporting World Hope, you come alongside us as we seek to bring justice and healing to vulnerable people around the world and will receive updates on our anti-trafficking programs.