Last night I watched "Amazing Grace" [linked above], which is about William Wilberforce's efforts to abolish African slave trade in the late 1700s. It was an emotional, gripping, heartbreaking, and profound movie. I was captivated by the connection between the classic hymn and this man's passion to bring justice to a global travesty.
The movie captured Wilberforce's heart, journey, and challenges as he faced incomprehensible opposition from "Christian" men in English parliament to bring humanity back to the slaves and re-instate their dignity, freedom, and respect. These quotes below echo my heart...
Africa, your sufferings have been a theme that have engaged & arrested my heart. Your sufferings no tongue can express.
Unfortunately, slavery is a bigger issue now than it even was in Wilberforce's day - 200 years ago! A great organization that is making headway into solving this problem is Not For Sale. I'd encourage you to check it out. Who knows, you may be the next William Wilberforce.