Slavery, Abolition & Evangelicals
The Abolition of the Slave Trade Bicentenary 1807-2007
25 March 2007 marks the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. Evangelicals played a significant role in the abolition of the slave trade, as well as in the abolition of slavery itself. Because of their religious beliefs and values they were amongst the leading philanthropists and pioneered numerous welfare provisions and social reforms in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. There is a line of spiritual continuity and practical piety, of evangelical witness and concern for social and spiritual transformation. The bicentenary is also a timely reminder of this rich legacy, as well as a renewed challenge for Christians today to actively “promote justice and compassion for the poor, vulnerable and oppressed” . In commemorating the bicentenary, this booklet aims to do three things briefly. Firstly, draw attention to some biblical perspectives on slavery and society; secondly, make a couple of observations about the nature of slavery and the contributions of some key abolitionists; and thirdly, offer some suggested activities for churches and groups to mark the bicentenary.
Slavery & Abolition: A Chronology of Key Events
The Bible, Slavery and Society
‘New World’ Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation
Olaudah Equiano
Learning from the past, remembering for the future?
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Posted : 2012-07-31 19:03:41 GMT
Author/Authors : David Muir
Publishers : Evangelical Alliance United Kingdom
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Publication Date : 2007
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