Anniversary of Slave Trade Abolition

Movers Sempell, A.

That this Synod recognises the two hundredth anniversary of the British Parliament passing of an act to outlaw the slave trade in its colonies on 25th March 2O07.

We give thanks for the key role played by Christians in bringing about the end of slavery, while also acknowledging that the church sometimes colluded with this injustice and drew financial profit from it.

As Christians we commit ourselves to overcoming injustice and inequality in our society both arising from the post practices of slavery and from present practices that involve the trafficking of human beings.

The Very Revd Andrew Sempell moving, Bishop Jonathan Holland seconding, 25 Oct 07

Resolution year: 2007
Resolution number: 93/07