Read the full report on the recent MJR presentation on the Legacy of Slavery at the House of Lords.
At the presentation by the Movement for Justice and Reconciliation at the House of Lords on Tuesday November 10, a virtually full committee room heard short papers from a number of speakers on topics to do with 'The Legacy of Slavery', including 'Loss of Identity', 'Education and Legacy' and 'Mental Health and Legacy'. We are hoping to produce a booklet containing all the papers. The core paper for the event, 'Making the Case for the Legacy of Slavery, can be downloaded here. A fuller report will be added soon.
On Tuesday November 10th members of the Movement for Justice and Reconciliation will be making a presentation in the House of Lords on the Legacy of Slavery at the invitation of Baroness Cox and Rt Hon Stephen Timms PM . An invitation has gone out to Members of both the Lords and the Commons, and to other individuals, such as community leaders and workers and researchers. The presentation will be followed by a discussion on the issues raised. Given the Prime Minister's comments on slavery during his visit to Jamaica, we feel this is a well-timed opportunity to present a case for what we as Christians feel is an ongoing injustice that needs to be addressed in terms of community-level issues - rather than moved on from.
For those of you who do, please pray for this meeting, that the voice of the God of justice and shalom will be heard clearly in the words that are shared.
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