UK Partnerships



"America and Britain," Wilberforce declared, are "two nations who are children of the same family, and brothers in the same inheritance of common liberty."
—from House of Commons speech 19 July 1811

Profoundly inspired and influenced by Britain, America voted to end the slave trade 7 days after Britain's vote in 1807. Two hundred years later, the same two nations unite to remember the legacy of Wilberforce and his friends, to reflect and respond to the growing movement of justice and reconciliation. For the Bicentenary, countless numbers of cultural leaders, organizations, and local cities including Hull, Bristol, Liverpool, Birmingham, and London are working closely together to launch programs and initiatives that educate, inspire and transform. These preparations set in motion years ago will culminate not in a single event but in a wave of inexplicable proportions all over the United Kingdom throughout 2007.

"It was the faithful, persistent and enduring enthusiasm of…William Wilberforce…and [his] noble co-workers, that finally thawed the British heart into sympathy for the slave, and moved the strong arm of that government in mercy to put an end to his bondage. Let no American…withhold a generous recognition of this stupendous achievement. What though it was not American, but British…it was…a triumph of right over wrong, of good over evil, and a victory for the whole human race." Frederick Douglass

Today, the UK serves as the exemplary leader of establishing Abolition 200 as a legacy to champion our inheritance of common liberty for generations to come.

Quotes were provided by Wilberforce scholar Kevin Belmonte, the Lead Historical Consultant for Amazing Grace.

2007 Commemorations
http://www.culture.gov.uk
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm

Action of Churches Together in Scotland
http://www.acts-scotland.org

Alpha
http://www.alpha.org

Alpha North
http://www.alpha.org/uk/alphanorth

Alpha - Scotland
http://www.alpha.org

Alpha UK
http://www.alpha.org/uk

Amazing Grace Ireland
http://www.amazinggrace.ie

Bristol City Council
http://www.bristol.gov.uk/abolition200

Bible Society
http://www.biblesociety.org.uk

British Empire and Commonwealth Museum
http://www.empiremuseum.co.uk

Buncrana Chamber of Commerce
http://www.buncrana.com

The Centre for Contemporary Christianity
http://www.the-park.net/ccm/index.php

CHASTE
http://www.chaste.org.uk

Church Mission Society
http://www.cms-uk.org

Church of God of Prophecy
http://www.cogop.org.uk

Churches Together in the Merseyside Region
http://www.ctmr.ik.com

Dalit Freedom Network
http://www.dalitnetwork.org

Evangelical Alliance
http://www.eauk.org

Evangelical Alliance Ireland
http://www.evangelical.ie

Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland
http://http://www.eauk.org/northern-ireland

Free At Last
http://www.free-at-last.org

Holy Trinity Brompton
http://www.htb.org.uk

Holy Trinity Clapham
http://htc.churchinsight.com

Hull Museums
http://www.hullcc.gov.uk

IJM UK
http://www.ijmuk.org

International Justice Mission
http://www.ijm.org

International Slavery Museum
http://www.internationalslaverymuseum.org.uk

Jesus House for all the nations
http://www.jesushouse.org.uk

Lifeline Expedition
http://www.lifelineexpedition.co.uk

Lion Hudson
http://www.lionhudson.com

Liverpool City Council
http://www.liverpool08.com

Liverpool Lighthouse
http://www.liverpoollighthouse.com

March of the Abolitionists
http://www.lifelineexpedition.co.uk

Micah Challenge
http://www.micahchallenge.org

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
http://www.mla.gov.uk

My Learning
http://www.mylearning.org

National Coalition of Pastors' Spouses
http://www.pastorspouses.com

National Maritime Museum
http://www.nmm.ac.uk

National Museums Liverpool
http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Oasis Trust
http://www.oasistrust.org

OM Ireland
http://www.omireland.com
http://www.amazinggrace.ie

Pocklington School
http://www.pocklingtonschool.com

Premier Christian Radio
http://www.premier.org.uk

Royal Naval Museum
http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk

Roy Francis Productions
http://www.rfproductions.co.uk

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
http://www.rspca.org.uk

Salvation Army
http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk

Ship of Fools
http://www.ship-of-fools.com

Spring Harvest
http://www.springharvest.co.uk

Stop The Traffik
http://www.stopthetraffik.org

Tearfund
http://www.tearfund.org

Tearfund Scotland
http://www.tearfund.org

The Amazing Change Campaign
http://www.TheAmazingChange.com

The Cowper and Newton Museum
http://www.cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk

The National Portrait Gallery
http://www.npg.org.uk

The Trust
http://www.htb.org.uk/st

TISCA – Independent Schools Christian Alliance
http://www.tisca.info

UCB
http://www.ucb.co.uk

United Kingdom Parliament
http://www.parliament.uk

Wedgwood Museum
http://www.wedgwoodmuseum.org.uk/welcome.htm

Wesley Owen Bookshops
http://www.wesleyowen.com

World Evangelical Alliance
http://www.worldevangelicalalliance.com