Baptists to Focus on Freedom at Forthcoming Assembly

Baptists will mark the abolition of the slave trade 200 years ago with a closer look at modern slavery and what Baptists are doing to fight against it at this week's Baptist Assembly.

Baptists from across the country will be head to Brighton this Friday for the Baptist Assembly, the biggest Baptist event of the year.

Over 2,000 people are expected to attend the four-day gathering of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and BMS World Mission from 4 to 7 May 2007.

The Assembly theme, 'In Search of Freedom', will mark the bicentenary of the passing of the act to abolish the slave trade in 1807, and will look at modern forms of slavery in the world today - including the launch of 'In Transit', a new campaign against human trafficking, and a public resolution supporting migrant workers.

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