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by Rhys Bezzant
Slavery hasn’t gone away. In many impoverished countries in the world today, some estimate that millions of children and adults are in bondage to masters who use them for sexual or industrial profit. Even in places where slavery has been made illegal, residual racism may persist, denying rights to human beings who have a just claim on their nation’s freedoms. In developed nations we may experience it as human trafficking, which is slavery under another name. Frequently we turn to the example of William Wilberforce (1759-1833) and his friends, a network of committed clergy and laity who made their base in the leafy suburb of London called Clapham, to find inspiration and a model of social engagement. How can they help us today?