Bishop of Derby: Ending Modern Slavery

Free public lecture

Event date: Monday, 27 June 2016 at 6.30 PM


University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB


The Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby, will give a talk on 'Ending Modern Slavery' at the University of Derby. Come along to hear about the work that is being done to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking.

The Bishop of Derby is the Archbishop of Canterbury's representative for modern slavery, both nationally and internationally. He was the Church of England’s representative at The Vatican in Rome for the launch of the Global Freedom Network, which has united world religious leaders to campaign against slavery. He has represented the Church of England at a number of Santa Marta conferences in London, Rome and Madrid. He gave a key-note speech to the International Bar Association in Vienna regarding slavery and employment law. Most recently, he attended the UN with the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland. He is currently working to engage global business with slavery in their supply chains.

In the Diocese of Derby, he is working extensively to raise awareness of human trafficking and the value of partnerships between the police, statutory agencies, business, the voluntary sector, and faith groups; and is a founding member of the Derby and Derbyshire Modern Slavery Partnership.