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What would William Wilberforce do?

Refugees from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are fleeing to Mexico and many other countries, not just the United States.  But there is a particular reason, besides the obvious economic reason, why so many of the refugees are unaccompanied children. 336 more words

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It was Grace that taught my heart to fear

2 Corinthians 12:9
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 529 more words

Bible Verses

“We have different forms assigned to us in the school of life, different gifts imparted. All is not attractive that is good. Iron is useful, though it does not sparkle like the diamond.

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Amazing Grace: The Story of William Wilberforce


William Wilberforce was born into the age of the Great British Empire, when the country’s influence around the globe was at its most powerful. It was, however, an age when the rumblings of social discontent were emerging and a time when reformers faced an uphill struggle to be heard. 461 more words

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Equiano's Travels

Sometimes, we need to be shocked into understanding the scourge of slavery. William Wilberforce, the Yorkshire parliamentarian was good at this. While advocating for the abolition of slavery, he organised trips for other parliamentarians into ships designed solely for the trading of slaves. 1,098 more words


The Clapham Sect and the naming of children

There is a strange scene in the William Wilberforce biopic, Amazing Grace, in which Wilberforce, ground down by the apparent hopelessness of his cause, is considering giving up the battle for the abolition of the slave trade. 749 more words

William Wilberforce

To: William Wilberforce

Dear Mr. Wilberforce,

They’ve made a film about you:  Amazing Grace.  It claims no documentary nature and is produced by Hollywood, which I know means it cannot strictly be trusted for accuracy, but it is fantastic.  939 more words

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