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Slavery anniversary leads to new discussions

“Stolen” is described as “a collection of resources and engagements to commemorate the quad-centennial of the first of the African diaspora brought to the American colonies.” Courtesy of UM News. 2019.
“Stolen” is described as “a collection of resources and engagements to commemorate the quad-centennial of the first of the African diaspora brought to the American colonies.” Courtesy of UM News. 2019.

In August of 1619 ships arrived in Jamestown, Virginia carrying 50 Angola-born Africans to be sold as slaves. This year will mark four hundred years since the first African slaves arrived in the United States.

As the nation remembers the tragedy of centuries of enslavement and oppression, three United Methodist bodies (the Council of Bishops, the General Commission on Religion and Race and the General Board of Church and Society) have partnered together to produce "Stolen" a collection of resources to help commemorate this event in way that promotes repentance and reconciliation. Among the resources available is a devotion guide, a prayer guide, a video and information on other events and programs that will be taking place during August 2019.

Read the story "Slavery anniversary leads to new discussions" by Jim Patterson from United Methodist News

Access "Stolen: A Collection of Resources and Engagements to commemorate the Quad-Centennial of the first of the African Diaspora brought to the American Colonies" produced by The United Methodist Council of Bishops, General Commission on Religion and Race, and General Board of Church and Society.