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1 Slavery Have I Got News For You? 22nd April 2007 Have I Got News For You? 22nd April 2007

2 Caption competition shipoffools.com

3  I must say, this spellchecker is really quite ridiculous Brother Iannis; who ever heard of the Geek Orthodonist Church?  Just think for a moment. Why would a Nigerian diplomat's widow want US to help with her husband's bank account?  Oh, no, we've used Apple since the Patristic Age. The PC is a Western innovation.  I must say, this spellchecker is really quite ridiculous Brother Iannis; who ever heard of the Geek Orthodonist Church?  Just think for a moment. Why would a Nigerian diplomat's widow want US to help with her husband's bank account?  Oh, no, we've used Apple since the Patristic Age. The PC is a Western innovation.

4 Slavery Wilberforce to today

5 William Wilberforce ( )  MP 1780  Conversion 1785  Started campaign 1789  Abolition of slave trade 1807  End of National Lottery1826  Abolition of slavery 1833  MP 1780  Conversion 1785  Started campaign 1789  Abolition of slave trade 1807  End of National Lottery1826  Abolition of slavery 1833

6 Calling God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the suppression of the Slave Trade and the Reformation of Manners.

7 Christian opposition  Biblically based  Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers. (Gen 9:25)  Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything (Col 3:22)  Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. (Eph 6:5)  Biblically based  Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers. (Gen 9:25)  Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything (Col 3:22)  Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. (Eph 6:5)

8 And more…  Newton continued as slave trader for 6 years after conversion  Apartheid  Dutch Reform Church  God ‘deliberately divided people into different races’ – the whites being superior to blacks  Newton continued as slave trader for 6 years after conversion  Apartheid  Dutch Reform Church  God ‘deliberately divided people into different races’ – the whites being superior to blacks

9 Equality?  In Christ's family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. (Gal 3:28 Message)  Spiritual  Physical  Holistic  In Christ's family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. (Gal 3:28 Message)  Spiritual  Physical  Holistic

10 Grand sweep of scripture  God rescues and redeems from slavery  “I am the LORD… I will free you from being slaves… and I will redeem you.” (Exod 6:6)  God rescues and redeems from slavery  “I am the LORD… I will free you from being slaves… and I will redeem you.” (Exod 6:6)

11 Grand sweep of scripture  "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favour.” (Luke 4:18,19)

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14 A slave is…  Forced to work  Owned or controlled by an ‘employer’  Dehumanised, bought and sold  Physically constrained  Forced to work  Owned or controlled by an ‘employer’  Dehumanised, bought and sold  Physically constrained

15 Slavery today  12.3 million people in forced labour (4million in 1807)  126 million children in illegal labour  12.3 million people in forced labour (4million in 1807)  126 million children in illegal labour

16 Human trafficking  1.2 million children are trafficked each year (Source: UNICEF)  600,000 – 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year  80 per cent are women and girls  50 per cent are children  Source: US Dept of State  1.2 million children are trafficked each year (Source: UNICEF)  600,000 – 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year  80 per cent are women and girls  50 per cent are children  Source: US Dept of State

17 Human trafficking “For one girl to be trafficked about 13 different people will be involved – it’s very big business… Many are trafficked by someone they know.” (Hannah Wilson, former BMS mission worker in Albania)

18 Human trafficking  Why are people trafficked?  Poor family relationships  Violence in the home  Lack of economic opportunity  Poverty  3rd largest source of income to organised crime after arms and drugs (Source:UN)  Why are people trafficked?  Poor family relationships  Violence in the home  Lack of economic opportunity  Poverty  3rd largest source of income to organised crime after arms and drugs (Source:UN)

19 Child labour  Child labour exists worldwide  1 in 7 children are involved in illegal work  50 million children are engaged in economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa alone  Child labour exists worldwide  1 in 7 children are involved in illegal work  50 million children are engaged in economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa alone

20 Virtual slavery  Factory work in Bangladesh  Workers often have long hours and low wages  To earn 2,200 taka (£17) a month a textile worker might work hours per week  ‘Living wage’ £23  Factory work in Bangladesh  Workers often have long hours and low wages  To earn 2,200 taka (£17) a month a textile worker might work hours per week  ‘Living wage’ £23

21 Quiz The xxx richest people in the world (all American) control more wealth than all yyy people living in the world’s poorest countries (source: Christian Aid) The xxx richest people in the world (all American) control more wealth than all yyy people living in the world’s poorest countries (source: Christian Aid)

22 FACT The 3 richest people in the world (all American) control more wealth than all 600million people living in the world’s poorest countries (source: Christian Aid) The 3 richest people in the world (all American) control more wealth than all 600million people living in the world’s poorest countries (source: Christian Aid)

23 The US cannot win the war on terrorism unless we confront the social and political roots of poverty Colin Powell

24 Response But what can I do?

25 Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you. John Wesley Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you. John Wesley

26 What makes any event important unless by its observation we become better and wiser, and learn to ‘act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly before God’? Olaudah Equiano

27 Micah Challenge  Watch DVD  Send postcard to PM  Sun 20th May  Rally 2nd June  Watch DVD  Send postcard to PM  Sun 20th May  Rally 2nd June

28 Pray for… Children forced to work in harsh conditions Victims of human trafficking Factory workers in virtual slavery Those working to free the enslaved


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