Sunday, March 25, 2007


Two hundred years ago today, on 25 March 1807, the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act was passed in Britain. It was not until 1833 that the slave trade was abolished in Britain.

We dehumanised people and our capacity to enslave continues.

Abolitionists and Freedom Fighters

O living God, God of all the earth,
send down the Spirit of your son, Jesus Christ;
heal our wounded hearts;
make peace in the place of conflict;
grant love in the face of revenge;
build hope where fear prevailed;
establish trust across our divisions.
Let the light of truth disperse the shadows,
and the dawn of justice banish hatred,
that our lives may be saved,
our land restored,
Africa set free
and the love of God be known in joy for all.

-- Bishop Peter John Lee, Diocese of Christ the King, South Africa

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