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Welcome to Freedom For All a web-resources on slavery from Scotland

On 25th of March 2007 we marked 200 years since the Parliament passed the Bill to abolish the Slave Trade in the British colonies.
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‘The Skating Minister, a bottle of wine, and an African parrot – some aspects of Scotland’s part in the abolition of the slave trade.” Iain Whyte Read it here
Combating Modern Day Slavery
by Rev. Arlington Trotman delivered at the Scottish Churches Racial Justice Conference, 16 June 2007, Blantyre. Read it here
The Theological Legacy of the Slave Trade, by David Ford
Read it here

Slave in Chains"I am now by the Christian Religion Liberate and set at freedom from my old yoke bondage & slavery and by the Laws of this Christian land there is no Slavery nor vestige of Slavery allowed nevertheless you take it upon you to exercise your old Tyrannical Power over me and would dispose of me arbitrarily at your despotic will & Pleasure and for that end you threaten to send me abroad out of this Country to the West Indies and there dispose of me for money …" Black Tom, a black slave who after being baptised as David Spence, challenged in court his master, Dr. David Dalrymple. (See the National Archives of Scotland)

Scottish Churches call on Gordon Brown to address legacies of the Slave Trade
Open Weekend and National Ecumenical Service, David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre June Saturday 16 – Sunday 17
Click on the following links for pictures from the event: SCRJ Annual Conference, Service, Statement signing Read the statement of Scottish churches here

Lifeline expedition in Glasgow 27 - 28 June 2007
Lifeline expedition walks through Glasgow.  Click here for details

National Ecumenical Service, David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre June Saturday 16  2007
Church leaders reading the common statement 

Statement signing

Online petition - Ratify The Convention Against Trafficking

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