Freedom Sunday

July 2nd, 2017 is Freedom Sunday—a day when Wesleyan churches around the country will stand united for freedom and advocate for human rights around the world.

The goals of Freedom Sunday are to:

  • Raise awareness and understanding about modern slavery
  • Worship and praise God who is the author of freedom
  • Celebrate what God is doing to set the captives free in our communities, across country, and around the world
  • Pursue the mission of God in thought, word, and deed
  • Move into action informed by prayer and scripture, catalyzed by the Holy Spirit


WHI encourages our supporters to speak to your pastors and church leadership about incorporating a Freedom Sunday observance into your congregation’s annual calendar of events.

Here are a few easy ways you can join the fight:


In partnership with the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST), WHI has prepared a prayer guide to help you spend a week in prayer. Start by joining believers all around the world as we prepare from Freedom Sunday and work to “Challenge Slavery” through a day of concentrated prayer.

We've also prepared an individual tool kit to walk you through the steps of hosting your own prayer event or simply joining us on your own.


World Hope International is at the forefront of the movement to eradicate human trafficking in Liberia and Sierra Leone, and we have just begun working to stop online exploitation of children in the Philippines. Your gifts directly strengthen our ability to rescue and restore survivors of slavery in all three of these places. Please see more on how your partnership supports our holistic approach to human trafficking here: Emergency Aftercare for Survivors of Slavery and Prevention and Education.


On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017, churches around the United States will stand united for freedom and advocate for human rights around the globe. Reach out to your church leadership and encourage them to take part in this movement. World Hope will even send your church a toolkit including a bulletin insert, instructions for an offering, notes for sermons on what the Bible says about freedom and social justice, options for liturgy, ways to get your church involved, and more.


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