An interview on Ethical Fashion with TW UK

After BBC Panorama revealed that child refugees have been working in factories producing clothes for some of our favourite retailers, Trans World Radio got in touch to chat about Ethical Fashion. Below is the interview in written form! We’re talking today about the ethics of fashion after a BBC Panorama Investigation revealed this week thatContinue reading “An interview on Ethical Fashion with TW UK”

Imago Dei

A theological reflection on Anti-Slavery Day. This Tuesday was EU Anti-Slavery Day. Modern-day slavery, often referred to as human trafficking, is the fastest growing crime in the world, affecting millions (the last official estimate was 45 million) of people. It is driven by greed for power and money and takes advantage of so many forms of humanContinue reading “Imago Dei”

So you want to end human trafficking…

There is something inside you that screams when you hear about the precious lives of men, women, and children who are coerced and exploited in the name of money, or power, or greed. Maybe you’ve heard a story of someone who was trafficked and you just can’t get them out of your mind. Or maybeContinue reading “So you want to end human trafficking…”

What is your dream?

HAPPY WEDNESDAY NIGHT! With just a few days before the 63rd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech, I’ve been thinking a lot about dreams and the profound impact they make on us and on our world. Actually, this month at No More Traffik we launched a campaign to celebrate dreams.Continue reading “What is your dream?”

#traffikfreetravel

THIS IS SO EXCITING! I’ve been keeping quiet about an incredible campaign we have JUST launched over at No More Traffik…introducing #traffikfreetravel! Summer is finally here. For some it means jetting off to exotic places, for others it means a staycation, and for others…well, life just goes on (maybe with the odd BBQ thrown in!)Continue reading “#traffikfreetravel”

Lord Morrow’s Bill and Beyond

As Lord Morrow’s Bill becomes law today, I take a look at what happens next, and how you can be a part of it. Lord Morrow’s Bill comes into full effect today, 1st June 2015. It’s the result of three years of conversation, research, compromise. We remember sitting in the Senate Chamber in October 2012Continue reading “Lord Morrow’s Bill and Beyond”

How Belfast stood up to the slave trade

‘That the Africans are an inferior link in the grand chain of nature is a prejudice, which has been indulged in and propagated by Europeans, especially in modern times, from considerations peculiarly sordid and contemptible; the fact is that the mental faculties of the n******* are by no means of a subordinate description to those ofContinue reading “How Belfast stood up to the slave trade”

CHARITY SHOPPING WITH ACTION CANCER

I was super excited to be invited to have a little nosy around the Action Cancer shop in Bangor. Action Cancer shops around the UK have been revamped to look more like boutiques, with cute wallpaper and glossy shelves showing off their best pre-loved collections. So on a bright, freeeeeezing day, Dan and I grabbedContinue reading “CHARITY SHOPPING WITH ACTION CANCER”

Generosity and Greed

Today is #GIVINGTUESDAY – a celebration of generosity. I’d love for you to read something a little more work-related. As you know, I manage a charity called No More Traffik that aims to stop human trafficking in Northern Ireland and further afield. When we think about why trafficking exists in the world, we often come backContinue reading “Generosity and Greed”