A gathering for people who want to live in a world free from slavery

25th March // Coventry, UK

Turn up. Speak out. End slavery.

Hope Gathering 2017

Join us for a weekend of community, worship, keynotes and prayer as we go behind-the-scenes on live cases, share about the challenges facing recently rescued survivors and inspire you to take action.

Spend time with the Hope for Justice team, hear about ongoing cases and make an impact through prayer. We’ll be praising together with great live worship and enjoying quality time as a fantastic Hope for Justice community.

Jonny, Nottingham:
“I absolutely love going to Hope Gathering! It’s such a good opportunity to learn more about what the incredible Hope for Justice team are doing. As abolitionists it’s a powerful statement of intent when we can meet together, pray together and spur each other on to do our bit in this fight to end slavery. After my first time at Hope Gathering, I was inspired, equipped and had the new set of contacts; all of which helped me set up an Abolition Group.”


Hope for Justice identifies and rescues victims, advocates on their behalf, provides restorative care that rebuilds lives, and trains frontline professionals to tackle slavery. Hope Gathering is your chance to become an even bigger part our mission.

This year we will also have some leading figures who will inspire you to think about how you can become a leader in your world.

Rose, Manchester: 

“Hope Gathering is about coming alongside people who carry the same passions as you, to keep up to date with what Hope for Justice are planning next and how I can play my part; and to invest time in prayer about this subject and to bounce fundraising ideas off other people also trying to impact their local community. It’s about being together, working together and feeling part of the army who are in it to end slavery.”


Friday 24th March:

1:00pm – Registration for Abolition Group Afternoon
1:30 – 4:30pm – Abolition Group Afternoon

Friday 24th March:
Friday night social

7:00pm – Drinks and Social
All Hope Gathering attendees are invited to join us for drinks the night before, we’d love to see you there! Bar Fusion, Rootes Building, Warwick University, CV4 7AL


Saturday 25th March:
Hope Gathering

9:00am – Doors open for registration
9:30am – Hope Gathering Opening
Keynote speech from CEO Ben Cooley
Philippa Hanna performance
11:20am – Refreshment break
11:45am – Seminar 1: Hope and freedom in Cambodia
OR Seminar 2: How the Hope for Justice DNA can turn your passion into action
1:00pm – Lunch
2:20pm – Seminar 3: Exclusive insight into UK rescues
OR Seminar 4: Slavery in supply chains
3:30pm – Refreshment break
4:00pm – Worship with Stacey Skeete
4:30pm – Panel session
5:15pm – Closing messages
6:00pm – Finish

Your delegate fee for Full Conference includes:
Conference entry, Abolition Group Afternoon entry, tea, coffee and a two-course lunch.

Arts Centre, Conference Park, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, CV4 7AL

Tickets: online ticket sales end at 11:59pm on Wednesday 22nd March.
If you have not bought a ticket by this time but would still like to attend the conference,
tickets will be available to buy on the door.

Accommodation is available onsite at Warwick University and can be booked by clicking here.

Alternatively, there are some hotels nearby, including: Premier Inn (Coventry South), Loch Fyne (Kenilworth), and Village Hotel (Coventry)


Book in today!

Hear from leading abolitionists

Our team are some of the world’s anti-slavery pioneers, come and hear about their experiences and get inspired.

Make a difference
in the fight

Help change the lives of slaves by praying into the behind-the-scenes cases shared by our frontline team.

Be part of something bigger

This is your movement and together we can end slavery … but only if we show up and
take a stand.

Have fun and help
people too

We’re fighting a battle but there’s also time over this weekend to share encouragement, share contacts and share a laugh.


“Going to Hope Conference is a highlight of my year. It’s a fantastic opportunity to renew friendships with other supporters from around the country, to hear from team leaders about work in our country and to share in hopes and plans for the coming year.”

Anita, London


Abolition Afternoon
Friday 24th March
1:30pm – 4:30pm

The Abolition Afternoon is time for you, your group and your passion. Catch up with the staff team, meet other Groups, hear ideas, make plans and get the scoop on what’s coming soon.

This is the time when we gather the whole Abolition community and have so much fun. Join us for the Abolition Afternoon and stick around as we kickoff Hope Conference that evening.