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At Noon on Sunday 25th March 2007 there is a world-wide ringing commemoration of the exact moment the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act became law in 1807. Bells Unbound is your Call to Action for a world-wide ring of Freedom!!


www.pierian.co.uk
The Pierian Centre is a unique centre for learning. Housed in a graceful Georgian building in a Grade 1 listed square in St. Pauls, Bristol, it was established to provide the best possible environment for people to make practical and sustainable changes in all aspects of their lives. It also offers excellent conference facilities and meeting rooms in the heart of Bristol.

Anti-Slavery International - "This is our Fight for Freedom 1807-2007 campaign website, running throughout the bicentenary. Join the fight for freedom 1807 - 2007: sign the declaration at www.antislavery.org/2007/actionsign.php and help make slavery a thing of the past once and for all.

www.bellsunbound.com
Bells Unbound is part of Bristol City Council's Abolition 200 programme for 2007

Clifton Diocese: www.cliftondiocese.com

Philip Booth Green Party Councillor
ruscombegreen.blogspot.com

This is what was happening in the USA - 56 years after the 1807 Act.
www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/emancipation_proclamation

Sunday 25th March is also Freedom Day with Stopthetraffik
www.stopthetraffik.org/freedomday

Sunday 25th March is also Amazing Grace Sunday
www.amazinggracesunday.com/uk

www.ringingworld.co.uk
The Ringing World is the official journal of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

www.maturetimes.co.uk
Mature Times are writing up the event for their readers this week.

www.makingourmark.org.uk
Join the Archbishops of Canterbury and York on a Walk of Witness on March 24th.

www.cliftondiocese.com
There are many forms of slavery today and Lord Wilberforce (descendant of William Wilberforce) who heads up the anti-slavery league says that world-wide slavery conditions are inflicted upon vastly more people than before the Slave Trade was formally abolished. We here in St Nicks have certainly experienced the reality of that.

www.holtchurch.org
Holt, Norfolk: I am pleased to be able to confirm that the bells will ring out at St Andrews in Holt at noon on the 25th March.

www.visitbristol.co.uk
Bristol City Council - Visit Bristol

www.plantingpeace.com
PlantingPeace.com has been created to increase awareness of Peace in all aspects of our lives and in particular to raise awareness of the U.N. International Day of Peace on 21st September.

www.bristolslavetrade.org
Bristol Slave Trade Memorial website.

www.sameboatproject.com
A Redemptive Ritual Retracing of The Atlantic Slave Triangle.

www.bristol-cathedral.co.uk
Bristol Cathedral

American Travelling Morrice
Morris Dancing is an old English country tradition. Its origins are lost in the mists of forgotten time, but pictorial and written references date back to the 15th Century.

Westminster Abbey
Events around the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act

Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral bells will be rung from 2 - 3pm. on March 25th.
The Cathedral is both a holy place and part of a World Heritage Site. It is the home of a community made up of many different types of people all of whom seek to make the Cathedral a place of welcome, beauty and holiness.

www.grantbradleygallery.co.uk
Set All Free - Group Show Art Exhibition 24th March - 24th April 2007

Set All Free is an exhibition of work by 11 contemporary artists presenting individual responses to this anniversary. Although slavery was finally abolished in the Americas in 1888, it is estimated that there are tens of millions of people still in forms of servitude today. Set All Free aims to remember the past and apply its lessons to explore the legacies of Transatlantic Slavery and its modern day equivalents as well as touching on notions of identity and human worth. The exhibition will include a range of work including photography, painting, installation, sculpture, poetry, music and sound.

After all, what makes any event important, unless by its observation we become better and wiser, and learn 'to do justly, to love mercy, and walk humbly before God'?
- Olaudah Equiano (ex-slave and abolitionist)

As part of his Holy Ground project artist Paul Hobbs will be exhibiting shoes collected from persecuted people all around the world. Their owners' stories are shown alongside the shoes and include a black Zimbabwean woman writing about colonial oppression; a Pakistani man tells of being enslaved by drugs and an Indian woman speaks of being tricked into and trapped in the sex trade for 15 years.

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A World Wide Ring Of Freedom

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