BBC NEWS | UK | Archbishops lead slave trade walk

slaveryYup..guaranteed that in America, nothing like this would ever take place. No formal apology, no recognition of the damage done, and definitely nothing from the extreme right "Christian" community. YOu would never hear our president comment on this, out of fear of loosing is god loving religious support. But what can you expect anyway, we’re big on talking about values, just short on doing anything.

BBC NEWS | UK | Archbishops lead slave trade walk The Archbishops of Canterbury and York led a procession through London to mark the 200th anniversary of Britain’s abolition of the slave trade. Dr Rowan Williams and Dr John Sentamu were joined by foreign dignitaries and leaders of other churches for the Walk of Witness. Dr Williams said it was a way Anglicans could try to heal "historic injustices inflicted in the name of the Church". Last year the Church of England made a formal apology for its role in slavery. The Church held slaves on plantations in the Caribbean. An amendment "recognising the damage done" to those enslaved was backed overwhelmingly by the General Synod in February 2006.

2 thoughts on “BBC NEWS | UK | Archbishops lead slave trade walk

  1. I have to say i am a bit confused on this one.  You equate all of the religious right to racists? I would think that is a bit of an over generalization, and given the topic, it might be something to avoid. I agree that it is very unlikely that Bush would sponsor anything like this, but should it gain popularity, I think he would see it as political opportunity.  It was a Republican (Lincoln) that freed the slaves and fought the Civil War to force the southern states to obey it.  Something else to remember, it was primarily southern Democrats that opposed civil right legislation back in the 60s.

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