Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Red Community Prayer

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Red Community started in 2013 as a prayer movement of like-minded Christians united in our passion to see the injustice of human trafficking ended.

So many things have happened since those simple, early days through the ministry of Red Community. However, one thing that has not changed is our dependence on God. We need to pray as much as we ever did.

So on Friday 20th September we are going to do just that. No gimmicks. No big-name speaker. No band. Just sincere prayer for the trafficked, exploited and enslaved.

Please join us if you can. 🙏

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Aug
23
3:00 PM15:00

Bike Wales in a day

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Two friends of ours, Joel and Simon, are about to embark on a crazy fund-raising adventure for Red Community. They are hoping to cycle the entire length of Wales (160 miles) in a single day! Here’s an excerpt from their JustGiving page:

Initially we only wanted to try and get home to Llandudno from Swansea university without paying the train fare. We realised this would be a challenge but we thought why not. Around the same time we met Dai Hanky who is a leading figure in Red Community, based in Cardiff, and we spoke about the work that the charity does.

Red Community was founded in 2013 from a prayer meeting held by a group of Christians for those affected by human trafficking and prostitution. The organisation works to raise awareness of modern day slavery and works to help help those who have been trafficked as well as fight human trafficking and slavery. Their work has helped many people throughout South Wales by raising awareness and by connecting survivors of slavery with people in the community to befriend one another. We were shocked to discover the extent at which this still occurs in the world and even within the UK and quickly came to the conclusion that we would like to fully support the work that Red community do.

Our aim is to bike from Swansea to Llandudno, a distance of 160 miles, in a day in the hope that this will raise awareness of the work Red Community are doing to try and combat human trafficking and help those who have been exploited and enslaved. All the proceeds will go towards helping Red Community with the work that they are already doing and help them reach other areas of the country where people are still being exploited.

They have set themselves a very modest target (just £200). Let’s help them smash that target to bits! Here’s the link again:

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T20 Freedom Fundraiser
Jul
18
5:00 PM17:00

T20 Freedom Fundraiser

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T20 FREEDOM FUNDRAISER

Red Community are excited to announce our forthcoming fundraising event - a hospitality event at the Glamorgan County Cricket Club.

On Thursday 18th July Glamorgan are playing Somerset in the T20 Vitality Blast and we have been granted a hospitality box for the evening.

Tickets are just £50 which will include a drinks reception, a 2 course buffet and, of course, a complimentary match ticket. As well as all of that there will also be a presentation buy the Red Community team about our work supporting survivors of modern slavery and how you can #jointheresistance too!

Tickets are limited - there are only 30 available - so you need to act quickly!

For more information or to book your ticket, please email heather@redcommunity.co.uk.

See you at the game!

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EmpoweRED
Jun
22
9:30 AM09:30

EmpoweRED

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EmpoweRED: responding with hope to violence against women

The extent of violence against women cannot be underestimated, nor can its consequences. The impact ripples through every area of society; it affects women, children, families, neighbourhoods, men, lawmakers, law-enforcers, health providers and so many of our social institutions. 

EmpoweRED is an event intended to educate, equip, and empower you so that you can help to tackle this violence against women. Focussing on some of the main forms of such abuse, it will ensure you leave better informed ,and inspired and enabled to make a difference. 

The day will also offer plenty of opportunities to chat with like-minded organisations and individuals, as well as the chance to enjoy a delicious brunch and Manumit coffee, and to purchase ethical fashion and merchandise. 

Run by the Christian charities Press Red and Red Community, this will be a powerful and exciting day: come and join us and help #turnthesilenceoff.

The nature of the event means that it is only open to over 16s, and 16 - 18s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Key guests and speakers include:

  1. Keynote: Andrew Caplen (formerly from Restored and former President of the Law Society) 

  2. Sexual Exploitation: RED Community (with Embrace)

  3. Domestic Abuse: Natalie Collins 

  4. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Bawso 

  5. Porn: CEASE UK

  6. Trafficking: Anti Slavery Coordinator, Welsh Government 

  7. Child Online Exploitation: International Justice Mission

TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS PLEASE VISIT THE EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE.

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Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Sack Slavery

Earlier this year Red Community and Manumit Coffee Roasters conspired to dream up a creative way of marking Anti Slavery Day 2018. We came up with Sack Slavery!

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We have challenged dozens of local artists and creatives and young people and survivors of modern slavery to create works of art around the theme of Freedom using coffee sacks as a canvas to be displayed at a special exhibition.

We are delighted to announce that the Sack Slavery exhibition will be taking place at Cardiff’s Sustainable Studio on Thursday 18th October - Anti Slavery Day! The event will commence at 6:30pm and will feature:

  • Art exhibition

  • Creative workshops

  • live music

  • Kids corner (yes, kids are very welcome!)

  • Photo Booth

  • Coffee cupping with Manumit

  • And loads more!

The event will be totally FREE so please do make an effort to come down and join us as we mark Anti Slavery Day by creatively declaring FREEDOM!

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Oct
18
6:30 AM06:30

#paintthetownred

October 18th is Anti-Slavery Day in the UK, and we want to join in by raising awareness all across our country, using the colour RED!  Join us in our campaign right where you are...

  • home
  • school
  • uni campus
  • work place
  • sports team
  • street

Get baking red cakes, handing out red sweets, wearing red, whatever creative idea you can think of, so that we can raise awareness about the 46 million modern day slaves in our world.  Then share what you're up to on social media using our # #paintthetownred and join us to celebrate in the evening, as we join with our friends at Manumit http://manumitcoffee.co.uk/ to showcase our Sack Slavery art projects.  Details to follow!

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Arise Conference
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Arise Conference

You are warmly invited to join us for the Arise Conference that is taking place in Cardiff on Saturday 13th October in Cardiff. Arise will feature a host of speakers and contributors who are involved in various frontline ministries and initiatives to tackle human trafficking and modern slavery here in South Wales. Our hope and prayer is that all those delegates who attend will leave Arisehaving been inspired by the charge of God's Word and the testimony of God's people to step up, press in and play their part in the fight for freedom, wherever they're are based.

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May
11
7:45 PM19:45

Red Sessions

Red Sessions are back!  An evening to gather together to catch up on what's been happening, eat yummy cake, grab a drink and look ahead to how together we can play our part in abolishing slavery here in Wales!

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Nov
14
10:30 PM22:30

RED CHRISTMAS

On Saturday 25th November we were excited to be hosting Red Christmas - an evening of live music, craft, scummy cakes and festive fun. The purpose of the evening is to raise much needed funds for our Embrace project and also raise awareness about modern slavery. Red Christmas will be held at The Gate Arts Centre in Cardiff (CF24 3JW) and starts at 7:30pm. Tickets cost £6 (which includes a glass of Mulled wine and a ‘Baked by Becks’ cake - baked by former Olympic cyclist, Becky James). Manumit Coffee will also be served that evening. To confirm your place or for more information, please email heather@redcommunity.co.uk.

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Invisible Chains
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Invisible Chains

On Thursday 5th July we are excited to be partnering with Safe From Slavery to host Invisible Chains - a hard-hitting dramatic event that will confront you with the reality of human trafficking like no other event ever could. The event will held at Bethel Church, Newport, and will involve drama, sung worship and a hard-hitting message. Be great to see you there!

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May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Red Sessions: Minster

Join the Red Community team at Minster Christian Centre for an inspiring evening of challenge, prayer and praise as we consider the reality of human trafficking and modern slavery today. We will highlight what is happening both locally and globally, discover what God has to say about it and explore ways of getting meaningfully involved in the fight for freedom.

Entry will be free and refreshments provided.

 
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Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Red Sessions: City Church

Join the Red Community team at City Church, Cardiff for an inspiring evening of challenge, prayer and praise as we consider the reality of human trafficking and modern slavery today. We will highlight what is happening both locally and globally, discover what God has to say about it and explore ways of getting meaningfully involved in the fight for freedom.

Entry will be free and refreshments provided.

 
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Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Red Sessions: Abergavenny

Join the Red Community team at Cornerstone Evangelical Church for an inspiring evening of challenge, prayer and praise as we consider the reality of human trafficking and modern slavery today. We will highlight what is happening both locally and globally, discover what God has to say about it and explore ways of getting meaningfully involved in the fight for freedom.

Entry will be free and refreshments provided.

 
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Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

Red Sessions: Rhiwbina

Join the Red Community team at Rhiwbina Baptist Church for an inspiring evening of challenge, prayer and praise as we consider the reality of human trafficking and modern slavery today. We will highlight what is happening both locally and globally, discover what God has to say about it and explore ways of getting meaningfully involved in the fight for freedom.

Entry will be free and refreshments provided.

 
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Oct
15
1:00 PM13:00

Freedom Day

Join us in Cardiff on Saturday 15th October for Freedom Day.

First up we will participating in the A21 Walk for Freedom, meeting 10am at the Wales Millennium Centre. You can register for the walk here. Following the walk we are excited to have booked the iconic Pierhead building for the Freedom Event that will include drama, story, songs and prayer, both inside and outside the building, to raise awareness about human trafficking and modern slavery in Wales. The street drama will take place at 1pm. The indoor event will start at 2pm.

It'd be great if you could join us for the day. 

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Aug
25
to Aug 28

Riding Wales For Human Trafficking

Calling all abolitionists, fitness fanatics and riders of bicycles:

Join our team of 2-wheeled freedom fighters for 4 days of adventure this summer as we cycle the length of Wales to raise awareness of human trafficking whilst simultaneously raising money for 2 incredible frontline justice ministries: IJM and AIM.

'Riding Wales For Human Trafficking' will run between Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th August and will look something roughly like this:

Day 1 = Holyhead to Barmouth (73 miles, 7-8 hours)
Day 2 = Barmouth to Rhayader (57 miles, 7 hours)
Day 3 = Rhayader to Merthyr Tydfil (63 miles, 7 hours)
Day 4 = Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff (26 miles, 4 hours)

Total: 220 miles 

We are looking to build a team of 20 riders who are each committed to raising a minimum of £500 in sponsorship, covering all their own costs (including food and 1 night's accommodation at £20) and engaging in awareness-raising evenings at each of the destinations (except 1). If we pull this off it will guarantee a minimum of £10,000 raised for IJM and AIM and also help to shine a light on human trafficking and modern slavery right across Wales.

If you'd like to sponsor the team and make a donation, you can do so here.

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Red Alert Launch (South Wales)
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

Red Alert Launch (South Wales)

Calling all abolitionists, teachers, lecturers, students, youth workers and pastors! 

Join us on Thursday 10th March for the South Wales launch of Red Alert. Red Alert is DVD resource that includes a suite of films that have been created to raise awareness about human trafficking and modern slavery in Wales. Made with money from Gwent Police it is our intention to make sure that every school, college and youth group in Wales get the opportunity to use Red Alert to help educate young people about the reality of modern slavery and how they can join the resistance.

  • The event will be free.
  • Refreshments will be provided.
  • Copies of the DVD will be available on the night.
 


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Red Alert Launch (North Wales)
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Red Alert Launch (North Wales)

Join us on Tuesday 23rd February as Dai Hankey (Red Community) and Andy Toovey (TorFilm) introduce Red Alert. Red Alert is DVD resource that includes a suite of films that have been created to raise awareness about human trafficking and modern slavery in Wales. Made with money from Gwent Police it is our intention to make sure that every school, college and youth group in Wales get the opportunity to use Red Alert to help educate young people about the reality of modern slavery and how they can join the resistance.

  • The event will be free.
  • Refreshments will be provided.
  • Copies of the DVD will be available on the night.
 
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