Category - slavery

  • January 18, 2008

    UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is hosting a series of public events in several major English cities addressing the issue of unfair trade, African poverty and how they can be addressed by public and politicians.

  • December 18, 2007

    Churches and society at large need to offer reparation to descendants of those enslaved, tortured and murdered by the transatlantic slave trade, says an international conference sponsored by three major ecumenical organizations.

  • December 13, 2007

    An ecumenical Christian commemoration of the millions of Africans who died in the barbaric cruelty of the transatlantic slave trade is also highlighting the continuing oppression of their descendants around the world.

  • December 8, 2007

    The legacies of the slave trade, and how churches can respond to past and present forms of slavery, will be discussed at a conference next week in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. About sixty theologians, church leaders, social scientists and activists, will gather in the country

  • November 14, 2007

    Britain’s black communities have still to throw off the mentality of slavery and need to invest in the future of its young people and rediscover their self-confidence, leading US civil rights campaigner the Rev Jesse Jackson says.

  • October 31, 2007

    Methodism in Britain will focus its attention on Wales next month, as Cardiff hosts the annual Methodist Youth Conference from 16-18 November 2007 in the new Urdd Centre in the Bay area - where BBC TV series Doctor Who is based.

  • October 26, 2007

    Anglican Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has presented two vases to both Houses of Parliament, marking the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.

  • October 24, 2007

    Leaders of the world's biggest grouping of Reformed churches have compared the effects of neoliberal economic globalisation to the transatlantic slave trade, and said that Christians need to combat this modern form of "enslavement".

  • September 29, 2007

    Andrew J. Weaver: Why Southern Methodist University shouldn't host the Bush library, contrasting the moral and religious legacy of Wesley with the intended figurehead for an SMU endowment.

  • August 30, 2007

    Gene Robinson, an openly gay US Anglican bishop whose 2003 consecration has deeply divided worldwide Anglican Communion, says African critics who describe homosexuals as "worse than beasts" are using the kind of language once employed in the United States to justify slavery.