Sunday, 25 March 2007

Bishop blames racist murder on slavery

The murder of black teenager Anthony Walker was caused by the legacy of slavery, according to one of the Church's senior clerics.

James Jones, the Bishop of Liverpool, made the claim during a service to mark the 200th anniversary of the decision to abolish slavery in the British Empire.

He told a 400-strong congregation at Liverpool Cathedral: "As I have immersed myself in the history of slavery, the more I believe that our racism is rooted in the dehumanising treatment of black people by white people during the slave trade." Read more

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