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“I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see.”
John Newton, 1779

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Have we won the moral victory?

In my talk at the Wilberforce Oak, I said that – unlike William Wilberforce and his colleagues – we no longer need to persuade people that slavery is morally wrong. However, I have begun to wonder whether I was right. Do people consider modern slavery morally wrong? The preliminary research in the report ‚ÄúConsuming ModernContinue reading “Have we won the moral victory?”

My talk at the Wilberforce Oak

We are standing here at the tree where William Wilberforce decided to pursue the abolitionist campaign in 1788. Thanks to his efforts over many decades and the efforts of the other early abolitionists, it became illegal to own a slave in the UK in 1833. We no longer need to campaign to make slavery illegal.Continue reading “My talk at the Wilberforce Oak”

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