2007 is the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade by the British Parliament. To mark this monumental turning point in world history a major film on William Wilberforce and the campaign to abolish the slave trade is soon to be released: AMAZING GRACE
For the Inspiring story behind this important film and landmark event read the incredible story of the man who ended the slave trade.
As we battle against great social evils such as abortion and pornography and work for Reformation, the overwhelming opposition and pressures can drive one to exhaustion and a temptation to give up the fight. William Wilberforce – the Reformer who led the campaign to abolish the slave trade and to set those in bondage free – was persistently slandered in the media, threatened, physically assaulted and even the target of attempted murder. Yet he persevered and, after a lifetime crusade, his steadfastness was rewarded with the liberation of all slaves in the British Empire.
At this critical stage in history (this year 2007 is the 200th anniversary of the obolition of the slave trade by the British Parliament) Christians need to learn from one of the greatest Christian statesmen and how, in the face of constant division and opposition, he succeeded in abolishing the slave trade.