"You may choose to look the other way but you can never again say you did not know." This was William Wilberforce's conclusion to his three hour debate in the Houses of Parliament before Members of the British Parliament voted on his Abolition Bill in 1789.
While Wilberforce was able to see slavery abolished in the UK, unfortunately slavery is still alive and well in many parts of the world.
On February 23, 2007 a movie called Amazing Grace will hit theaters around the world. Amazing Grace, based on the life of antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce, is directed by Michael Apted (The World is Not Enough, Coal Miner's Daughter) from an original screenplay written by Academy Award® nominee Steven Knight.
The film stars Ioan Gruffudd (Black Hawk Down), Albert Finney (Erin Brockovich), Romola Garai (Vanity Fair), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Benedict Cumberbatch (Hawking), Rufus Sewell (Legend of Zorro), Ciaran Hinds (Rome) and introduces Youssou N'Dour.
You can check out the trailer for the movie as well as a lot of background information by clicking on the link below.
For information on the associated campaign to change slavery in 2007, click on the link below.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God