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Spotlight: The Kensington Parochial Charities

The Kensington Parochial Charities (KPC) are an agglomeration of a number of ancient charities given to St Mary Abbots Church to assist the poor of Kensington parish. 382 more words

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2015 Reading Log: Fierce Convictions

Prior, Karen Swallow. Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist.

If you’ve never heard of Hannah More, you’re not alone. I hadn’t either, and we’re all worse off for our ignorance.  605 more words

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Treasures in Clay Jars: Veiled Missions

When Paul says that “we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake,” (1 Cor. 4: 5) he is forcefully rooting his identity not in himself but in Christ. 753 more words

Peace

"Ain't I a Woman?" (video)

This was too awesome not to share. Actress Nkechi reenacts Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech for a TEDx talk.

(I’m hoping that I’m not violating copyright. 21 more words

Race

sandyfaithking reblogged this on multicolouredsmartypants and commented:

'Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826.' (wikipedia) I have read a lot about slavery and the history of slavery. William Wilberforce is a personal hero, someone whom I find inspiring as an abolitionist and as a Christian. I know less about Sojourner Truth, but you can hear what an incredible woman she was in her own words as spoken here by Nkechi. Thank you, Laura, for posting this.

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

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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