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Selling Out to Slavery

How many slaves work for you? 400 years ago, global trade depended on transatlantic slavery. Modern Slavery is an ethical epidemic in the 21st-century world too, and it is part of our everyday lives. In Scotland, the greatest number of victims of human trafficking are in forced labour. Our shopping habits and the lack of… Continue reading Selling Out to Slavery

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Announcing the Largest Anti-Slavery Event in Scotland

The Tumbling Lassie is a heart-warming story of the rescue of a young girl from slavery in Edinburgh in 1687.  Despite the Judge in this particular case being recorded as saying, ‘we have no slaves in Scotland’, slavery is still very much present in Edinburgh and across Scotland in 2019.  In fact slavery is now… Continue reading Announcing the Largest Anti-Slavery Event in Scotland

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Pope Francis Blesses Anti-Trafficking Initiative

His Holiness Pope Francis has sent a personal message of support and blessing to the Slavery: A Faith Based Response, Inter-Faith Seminar hosted by SOHTIS on Monday 29 April 2019 by charity.  With increasing numbers of victims of trafficking being identified in Scotland, the Seminar which was held at Dundas Castle, South Queensferry, Scotland, created… Continue reading Pope Francis Blesses Anti-Trafficking Initiative

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Slavery: A Faith-Based Response

SOHTIS is delighted to be hosting senior faith leaders from across Scotland at Dundas Castle, South Queensferry, today, Monday 29 April 2019 to discuss human trafficking. Slavery: A Faith-Based Response, aims to strengthen understanding and create an opportunity for faith groups to collaborate in becoming part of the solution to the eventual eradication of human… Continue reading Slavery: A Faith-Based Response

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SOHTIS Team – Brigadier Paul Harkness

The Co-founder of SOHTIS Brigadier Paul Harkness, gives an insight into what inspired him to become involved in anti-human trafficking work.