The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, served as chair today at the Evening Standard’s first round table on modern slavery. It was held in London at the paper’s offices. According to the Evening Standard, the group consisted of various leaders.
“Comprised of leading figures from business, law, philanthropy and the media, over the next months the panel will come up with proposals for combating slavery around the world.”
The ideas that stemmed from the discussions will be presented in February at the Vatican. Cardinal Nichols told the group: “We’re all delighted the Evening Standard and Independent have decided to lend their weight to this issue. London is this center of enterprise and prosperity, but there is also a dark underbelly.”
The Evening Standard this week with its sister outlet, the Independent, initiated an investigation into modern slavery in the UK. They are working with the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland. They expect to spotlight all the various forms of slavery in the UK and enlighten readers about how they can help.
The National Crime Agency estimates that there are thousands of victims in the UK, however, only the tip of the iceberg is currently being identified.
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