'After the Flood: the church, slavery and reconciliatiion' - Manchester

'After the Flood: the church, slavery and reconciliatiion' - Manchester

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Methodist Church

Oldham Street


M1 1JQ

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A new feature documentary looking at the roots of church complicity in slavery, the present-day legacy and the route to reconciliation.

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The Movement for Justice and Reconcliation presents '‘After the Flood: the church, slavery and reconciliation'. This new feature documentary tells the story of the 18th century Church's role in chattel slavery, its legacies and how we can reconcile this past today. You can watch the trailer here.

The screening will be at 7:30pm. The film is 66 minutes long and will be followed by a Q&A panel including Rt Rev David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, Prof. Robert Beckford, Bishop Mike Royal, Gen. Sec CTE, Beatrice Smith, trustee of MJR. There will also be an opportunity to view the MJR Exhibition.

"incredibly well made and watchable." ​​Read the review in Christianity magazine.

"We can’t be the people of God unless we are willing to take a lead in terms of what it means to be fully human." Listen to an interview with film narrator Prof Robert Beckford.

"Powerful, insightful, thought provoking, educational, challenging, empowering and liberating." Revd Les Isaac, President, Ascension Trust.

"This film represents a watershed moment for the church.... I commend this film as a must watch for every person". Bishop Mike Royal, General Secretary, Churches Together In England.

"Beautifully made, powerful, moving and with real depth. I loved the emphasis on both justice and reconciliation" . Revd Prof David Wilkinson, ECLAS Director and Principal of St John's College, Durham University

More information about 'After the Flood' can he found here.


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