Day of International Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking

Filed in Ethics by on February 8, 2015 0 Comments

Today marks the first Day of International Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking, which was announced by Pope Francis a few months ago.

This afternoon at 3pm, we will host the premiere screening of our new documentary film “Bakhita’s Prayer” in Covent Garden. The film explores the issue of modern slavery and the impact of the life of St Josephine Bakhita (whose feast is today) through the eyes of Sixth Form students.

We are delighted to announce that this 26-minute film, which has been produced with the Westminster Vocations Office, will be available for all secondary schools to use free of charge throughout Lent 2015 in assemblies and RE lessons. It will also be available to youth groups and parishes. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in a screening of this film, please register here. An accompanying Teacher Resource Pack will be available soon.

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Martin O'Brien

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Martin O'Brien is the founder and Artistic Director of Ten Ten Theatre. Starting his working life as a professional actor, Martin performed in the West End (Blood Brothers) and at the National Theatre (twice) as well as appearing in many TV dramas throughout the 1990’s. He then developed a second career as a writer, winning the BBC Northern Exposure Award for his play “On Eagles Wings” and writing for the BBC One drama “Doctors” and numerous radio plays. He founded Ten Ten Theatre – a professional theatre company with an underlying Christian ethos rooted in the Catholic tradition - with his sister Clare in 2007. Since that time, Ten Ten has developed a wide-ranging programme in drama-based Relationship Education in primary schools, secondary schools and parishes, currently working with over 80,000 children and young people every year. The company has also won awards for its work with young offender institutions and has more recently moved into mainstream theatre productions, starting with the sell-out production of “Kolbe’s Gift” at the off-West End venue, The Leicester Square Theatre, in October 2013. When not working, Martin tries (and sometimes, just sometimes, succeeds) to beat his 12-year-old nephew on Fifa…

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