Churches mark slave trade anniversary.ENI--Christians in Toronto commemorated the 200th anniversary of the law abolishing the slave trade slave trade
Capturing, selling, and buying of slaves. Slavery has existed throughout the world from ancient times, and trading in slaves has been equally universal. Slaves were taken from the Slavs and Iranians from antiquity to the 19th century, from the sub-Saharan in the then-British Empire, at a service in a church founded as the city's first black congregation in 1826.
"This is an opportunity for people of faith to reflect on the ghastly past," Jean Augustine Jean Augustine, PC, B.A., M.A., LL.D (born September 9, 1937 in St. George's, Grenada) is a former Canadian politician.
From 1993 to 2005 Augustine was a Liberal member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Etobicoke—Lakeshore. told an overflow crowd of white and black Christians. In 1993, Augustine became the first black woman to be elected to Parliament. "We must acknowledge the past in order to move towards tomorrow."
The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act was passed on March 25, 1807 by the British parliament Noun 1. British Parliament - the British legislative body
British House of Commons, House of Commons - the lower house of the British parliament
British House of Lords, House of Lords - the upper house of the British parliament .
"We must recognize that Canadian society was built on the backs of slaves and of aboriginal people, "said Nora McMurtry, co-chair of the Canadian Ecumenical AntiRacism Network of the Canadian Council of Churches The Canadian Council of Churches/Le conseil canadien des églises is an ecumenical Christian forum of churches in Canada.
It was founded on 27 September 1944 at Yorkminster Baptist Church in Toronto, Ontario. , which sponsored the event. "Church leaders even owned slaves."
In a statement, the government said that while the territory had not been directly involved in the transatlantic slave trade, slavery is reported to have existed in Canada from 1628, although the earliest historical records suggest it was first established by Louis XIV Louis XIV, king of France
Louis XIV, 1638–1715, king of France (1643–1715), son and successor of King Louis XIII. Early Reign
in 1689 in New France.