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Religious violence; Christian history...


Slavery from biblical times until now

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Topics covered in this section:

bulletOverview of human slavery

bulletA brief history of slavery:
bullet16th to 18th century including the start of the abolition movement
bullet19th century

bulletReligious links to slavery:
bulletSlavery in the Bible: (Background; biblical passages)
bulletChristianity and slavery
bulletHow religions changed (and are changing) their teachings on slavery, and other topics

bulletRecent slavery:
bulletSlavery by the Nazi regime in Germany during World War II
bullet Allegations of slavery of "comfort women" by Japan during World War II: Two perspectives

bulletContemporary slavery:
bulletCountries where slavery is practiced today:
bulletSlavery in Sudan

bulletA proposed "Day of Remembrance" of slavery

bullet A reminder of a time when humans were considered as property, to be bought or sold

bullet Reparations for slavery

bulletA list of Internet references and books for further study

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  1. William Lee Miller, "Arguing About Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress." Alfred A. Knopf, (1996), Page 139.
  2. "Interfaith Relations and the Churches," a Policy Statement of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. See:
  3. Quotation from an interview of John Ashcroft by the Southern Partisan magazine, 1999. (Ashcroft was confirmed as U.S. Attorney General in 2001-FEB.) Quoted in "Echoes of slavery as Bush nominees back confederacy," The Guardian, at:
  4. Fiqh us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 67. This is a group of sayings attributed to Muhammad. They were collected by his followers shortly after his death.
  5. Gary DeMar, "Does the Bible Support Slavery?," American Vision™, at:
  6. "A brief history of the American Civil War," at:
  7. "A new film 'Amazing Grace' inspires a new abolitionist movement," National Council of Churches, 2007-JAN-26, at:
  8. "Garrison’s Defense of His Positions," Teaching American History, at:

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