New project – faith based organisation and anti-trafficking

Dr Hannah Lewis has been awarded an Economic and Social Research Council grant Understanding the Role of Faith Based Organisations in Anti-Trafficking. The project will investigate faith-based organisations’ (FBOs) growing role in tackling human trafficking and modern slavery in England. Drawing on theories of post-secular society and welfare pluralism, the project will focus on three areas: support for trafficked persons, campaigns and public awareness, and government and statutory responses. The project aims to provide a deeper understanding of changes to the welfare state in neoliberal capitalist societies and the role of religion in the public life of secular societies by exploring how faith shapes anti-trafficking. The research team includes Dr Louise Waite and Professor Emma Tomalin, University of Leeds. The project’s Research Associate/Fellow post is being advertised with a closing date of 16th February (see http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AWO582/research-associate-research-fellow/).