Friday, February 23, 2007

Friday Video and Invitation

Megan and I went to see Amazing Grace today, and IMO it was a really great movie. So here's the trailer. And I want to invite you to see the movie this next week. Then join us to discuss it starting next Friday on the brand spanking new Off-The-Map Blog which Rachel and I are hosting starting in March, JusticeandCompassion.com You can find movie times near you here

Let me just also say that the fact that Wiblerforce's efforts led to the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire doesn't mean that slavery ended. In fact, there are 27 million slaves in the world today. To learn more, and how we can help, you can start at Free The Slaves.

2 comments:

sam and becca said...

Sam, Becca and I went to the beginning of the commem of the abolition ceremonies at Holy Trinity, Clapham Common (the centre for Wilberforce and the Clapham Sect). A wonderful service, with London Philarmonia playing Beethoven and the premiere of a work called Mighty River by a young female English composer, descendent of slaves. Plus powerful Bible readings and David Isherwood threading it all together in a narrative. Also, of course, directing our thoughts to slavery now. Love, Gretta

Benjamin Ady said...

Stoked you enjoyed the service! I feel connected in a kewlish way to the movie and the story having been in the building of Holy Trinity, Clapham commons. That was actually a really fun great time with you all over there at the isherwoods house