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The Corporation that Changed the World

The answer to the implied question is, if you hadn’t guessed it, the East India Company. This is a great critical introduction to what the Company was, what it did, and how it relates to the corporate malfeasance we are so familiar with today. 2,684 more words

Empire

On Slavery and Abolitionists: The History of Mary Prince

Autobiographical yet co-produced, this is as much an autobiography of the indomitable Mary Prince in all that is said, as the evangelical abolitionists who supported her bid for freedom in all that is left unsaid. 1,045 more words

Books

Wonderful People

I’m trying to figure out who to write my profile on, for homework this week. I definitely do not want to write about myself. Right now I think I’m down to three choices-some people I really admire. 214 more words

Dinner with William Wilberforce

Today we hear from Gemma Brown about the three leaders she would have to dinner. Gemma (née Wilson!) works with No More Traffik – a charity devoted to raising awareness and working for the abolition of modern day slavery. 874 more words

Leadership

Angry Like Jesus

On Tuesday I was stuck in traffic.  It was a funeral’s fault.  A few hundred yards in front of me was a mortuary employee blocking cars with his STOP sign so that the mourners could follow the hearse with their headlights on toward the graveyard.  1,228 more words

Spiritual Formation

Please Lord, Keep Me from the "Temptations of the Table"

Shortly after  Wilberforce’s conversion to Christ, he felt the call of God on his life. He believed that the Lord was calling him to lead England in social reform- chiefly by ending the British involvement with the slave trade. 334 more words

The Believing 21st Centruy American Woman