Women in the Shadows : Ecumenical Lent Course, 23 Feb-23 Mar, ONLINE

February 23, 2021 | 7:30 pm March 23, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Join Falmouth & Penryn Churches Together for a five-week ecumenical Lent course on Tuesday evenings on Zoom, 7.30-8.30pm, from 23 February-23 March 2021.

Everyone welcome from all churches, from anywhere in Cornwall!

To register, please complete the form at the foot of this page – you will then receive the Zoom link and course booklet.

This year, our theme is Modern Slavery, and in particular the exploitation of women. We are using a new course, Women in the Shadows, produced by the Clewer Initiative. It complements our more formal training course on Modern Slavery in Cornwall, Hidden Voices, which concludes on 4 March. There will be opportunities for those on both courses to develop follow-up initiatives to continue to raise awareness around Cornwall and work to help eliminate this hidden scourge from our county.

Did you know that in 2018, one third of victims identified by the UK Modern Slavery Helpline were women?

Women in the Shadows is our new course for Lent, created to help shine a light on the suffering of marginalised women. The course focuses on the different ways women and girls are exploited in the UK today.

Each week during Lent, we explore a particular theme, including the stages of a victim’s experience of exploitation, specific types of modern slavery affecting women and girls and ways that we might bring about change and recovery.

During the course, you will discover how women are drawn into modern slavery and exploitative situations; what life can be like for them once they are rescued, and the many challenges they face as they recover from trauma. You will also find out more about sexual exploitation, labour exploitation and county lines and how to recognise signs of modern slavery.

The course includes a series of short films and a devotional booklet to guide us. There’s a film for each week, supported by materials to stimulate deeper consideration and reflection.

All the materials are free and available online. The course will be held over Zoom and each session is expected to last about one hour. Can’t make it every week? No problem, you can catch up online in your own time and join the course sessions when you can.

Each week, the course will follow the following structure:

  • a series of opening questions
  • a five-minute film
  • question time – an opportunity to reflect on issues raised in the film
  • a passage from the Bible, accompanied by a reflection, discussion questions and prayer
  • background reading – statistics, quotes, interviews
  • extension – an opportunity to reflect more deeply and to find out more about the life and ministry of Harriet Monsell, the first Clewer sister.
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