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St Mary’s to Host Modern Slavery Conference

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St Mary’s University, Twickenham is delighted to announce an international conference Healing the Wounds of Slavery in collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.

The conference will take place on the 15th of October – 16th October and 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 at the conference will be themed around health and public health responses; prevention through partnerships; protection and provision of pastoral care for survivors by ecclesial and religious communities; and the role of creative interventions, including drama, music, and art in providing innovative approaches to recovery and reintegration.

The conference will feature a number of speakers from around the world, including: His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas Loulias; The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Dame Sara Thornton, The Very Revd Archimandrite Nephon Tsimalis. the St Mary’s Chair of Governors Bishop Richard Moth. St Mary’s Vice Chancellor Anthony McClaran, and Acting Director of the Bakhita Centre Dr Carole Murphy, amongst many others.

Find out more about the conference and book your place on the University website.

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