The place of maps

I have just been reading The Book of Negroes by Canadian author Lawrence Hill. It gets its controversial title from a historic document from the 18th century which is kept at the National Archives at Kew. It is a ledger of over 3,000 names of enslaved African, the “Black Loyalists” who escaped to Britain’s lines in the American […]

The freedom of all the children of God

Today we celebrate the anti-slave campaigners, William Wilberforce, Olaudah Equiano and Thomas Clarkson. It’s today because it’s the anniversary of William Wilberforce’s death. Campaigns against slavery, human trafficking and child labour continue, as do campaigns ¬†for a living wage. They must. We pray this prayer; God our deliverer, who sent your Son Jesus Christ to […]