Freedom Sunday 2023 can be celebrated any time! On this day, God’s people join together to proclaim freedom for all, especially those who are enslaved and exploited.
Some faith communities will continue our tradition of celebrating the last Sunday in February. This year that date is February 26.
what does freedom sunday look like?
Freedom Sunday looks like whatever you want it to look like! Some communities dedicate their entire service, focusing music and teaching around themes of freedom, justice, community, and the ways Jesus opens our eyes to the world and equips us to be the Body of Christ. Others choose one or a two ways to engage. There’s no right or wrong way.
Here are some ideas:
- Show this video
- Use this bulletin insert
- Lead a time of prayer or a prayer walk with our guide
- Use this powerpoint
- Host a class at your church
- Share our resource page with your congregation.
- Take a special offering to support the Justice Coalition
- Become a trauma-informed church
- Host a book discussion using Dr. Sandra Morgan’s book
We believe that now, more than ever, we as the Church need to be reminded of our critical role in working to prevent human trafficking and bring freedom to all people.
If you are part of the Catholic community: consider observing Freedom Sunday on the Sunday closest to February 10th, in honor of Saint Bakhita. Contact us for resources.
To learn more fill out our Freedom Sunday Interest Form
NOTE: To receive editable copies of our PowerPoint or receive more resources, contact our office at email@example.com. We have collected and created many resources in the past ten years of doing Freedom Sunday!
Freedom Sunday 2021 (3:50 video)
Educate and Empower (2020)
Freedom Stories Collective (Freedom Sunday, February 2019)
Pray, Give, Act Video (5 minutes: UPDATED 2018)
More videos available for Freedom Sunday on Vimeo,com/justiceco or contact us for more options that are not posted online, including Freedom Stories from our survivor leaders.
Powerpoint Samples and Templates
Worship Folder Inserts
(printable – contact us to edit)
Freedom Sunday Worship Folder: Christina’s Story (Use with Christina’s video)