The Work of MJR
The work of MJR comes under three headings.
Partnering with the Religious Histories Department of the Open University, the Nazarene Theological College in Manchester, and other organisations, to:
To disseminate the learning and evidence gathered through research MJR will:
Knowledge needs to be channeled into positive and creative action. As a follow-up to our educational work MJR would seek to:
We believe that this work will make a considerable contribution to improving community relationships in inner-city areas of Britain where the double legacy of colonial slavery and industrial exploitation are in evidence.
The Zong Project, 2007
Several of the founders of MJR were involved with this project to mark the 200th anniversary of the end of the Slave Trade. A replica of infamous slave-ship The Zong was sailed up the Thames and moored alongside Tower Pier in the Pool of London. An on-board educational exhibition about colonial slavery was visited by 6000 people in 10 days. A survey of visitors found that 87% "learnt a lot". This project clearly demonstrated the need for more opportunities for education on slavery. MJR now has a portable exhibition about the legacy of slavery available for free hire. more
• Find out about the original Zong.
• Read the Zong Project Report.
• Watch a video about the project