We think more things should be dedicated to William Wilberforce.
That’s why we’re doing it.
In his lifelong struggle for the abolition of slavery in the British Empire,
his strive for justice was not merely focused on political means but renewal of public opinion. Never again could — after Wilberforce — slavery and the injustices of the slavetrade be considered morally acceptable.
His achievements were not ultimate, as today about 25 millions are still sold and exploited, but his message and method remain.
He gave voice to the suffering, argued for a different view on society and its fundamentals and did not hesitate to dedicate his life to a cause he discovered as worth fighting for. Driven by hope and by a deep longing to change this moral malady of his time he did everything possible to make goodness known and fashionable.
This message and method need to be reimagened in every age.
And we attempt to contribute to the effort.