slavery

  • 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 31, 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.

  • June 14, 2007

    The official ecumenical body Action of Churches Together in Scotland is holding a national service this weekend at the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre, to commemorate the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807.

  • May 15, 2007

    David Ford says that slavery is still very much alive, and that the systems and ideas that underpin it also challenge the church's deep collusion with racism - and its unwillingness to be grasped by the Gospel.

  • May 13, 2007

    The Anglican Bishop of Ripon and Leeds has apologized for the way Christians misused the Bible 200 years ago to justify slavery. In a parliamentary speech he called for more action against its modern manifestations.

  • May 6, 2007

    Baptists in Britain are supporting a new initiative to highlight the scandal of global people trafficking, with a particular emphasis on the situation in Albania.

  • April 15, 2007

    Leaders of three major denominations say changes at the Home Office may worsen the plight of asylum seekers subject to Britain’s draconian immigration laws. They condemn the attempted deportation of a traumatised Iranian woman.

  • March 29, 2007

    As discussion continues over how the Church of England and others might make reparations for their part in the slave trade, a major international conference is to look at the legacy of slavery in theological terms.