William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
Presenter: Jonathan Roberts
Date: Sunday, March 2
Time: 9:15-10:15 am
Location: Great Hall
Amazing Grace is the same title author Eric Metaxas’ gave to his excellent biography of British abolitionist William Wilberforce. We’ll review Wilberforce’s life, his conversion to Christianity, how he was moved to become “the conscience of the British Empire,” and how his efforts and those of a nucleus of Christian friends changed the direction of history. We’ll also review the extent to which Wilberforce’s example applies to the challenges we face in the world today.