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History of Wilberforce's Philanthropic Initiatives

Wilberforce was associated with 69 societies, what we would call non-profit public service organizations -- Wilberforce was Vice President of 29, on the Committee of 5, Governor of 5, Treasure of 1 and Patron of 1. Click here for a full list of these societies.

"Now a new book and television documentary aspire to use the example of Wilberforce and his Clapham Circle to ignite a new generation of social activism." Publishers Weekly, Jan. 2, 2008
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THE BETTER HOUR: The Legacy of William Wilberforce is the story of a man who, inspired by faith, used his political and social influence to change the world for the better. At the beginning of the 19th century, almost a third of the British economy depended on the trade of human beings. William Wilberforce was determined to end this horrific practice, by persuading both Parliament and British society to abolish slavery in the British Empire.

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CREATING THE BETTER HOUR: Lessons from William WilberforceNEW Book! Order Now!

CREATING THE BETTER HOUR: Lessons from William Wilberforce
With foreword by Rick Warren
ISBN: 978-0-9796462-1-B

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A collection of scholarly reflections on Wilberforce, the Clapham Circle, the unfinished business of slavery, and the transformation of culture. 360-page book with group discussion questions. Contributors include Os Guinness, Chuck Colson, Baroness Caroline Cox, Joe Califano, and Kevin Belmonte. Great for small groups!
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A Practical View of Real Christianity by William WIlberforce.
Selected and foreword by Chuck Stetson

A Practical View of Real Christianity was first published in 1792. These excerpts are taken from that text and light adapted for modern spelling. Most endnotes are from the original edition; some minor explanatory note have been added along with citation for many of Wilberforce's Bible quotations.

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Engaging the Culture - Changing the World: Lessons from William WilberforceEngaging the Culture - Changing the World: Lessons from William Wilberforce presented by Chuck Stetson
Four 27-minute talks.

 

Talk 1- How was the world of William Wilberforce changed?
Talk 2- How did William Wilberforce effect change?
Talk 3- How did Wilberforce keep on track?
Talk 4- How are people like Wilberforce engaging the world today?

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Max McClean narrates "William Wilberforce, A Practical View of Christianity" selected and forward by Chuck Stetson. 8 chapters.

1. Introduction
2. Inadequate Conception of Christianity
3. Corruption of Human Nature
4. Defects in the Religion of Most Professed Christians
5. False Conceptions Concerning the Strictness of Christianity
6. The Excellence of Christianity
7. Brief Inquiry into the Present State of Christianity
8. Practical Conclusions

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Books

  Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End SlaveryAmazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, by Eric Metaxas.  Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament.  At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833.  Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong.  To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film. This account of Wilberforce's life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America.
 
  Hero for Humanity: A Biography of William WilberforceHero for Humanity: A Biography of William Wilberforce
The pages of history are marked by legacies-- some good, some evil-- that have changed the shape of the world and the course of humankind. Among the makers of these legacies is a figure often overlooked in classrooms and underestimated by writers of history texts. Yet his influence on modern culture is unparalleled. You are invited to join author Kevin Belmonte on a journey through the life and times of William Wilberforce. Explore his childhood, his troubled youth, and his departure from Christianity. Learn about his early political ambitions and the process of his reunion with evangelical faith-- an inner transformation that prepared Wilberforce to embrace his destiny. Experience his triumphant emergence from a forty-six year battle to abolish the slave trade and, ultimately, slavery itself in Britain. And discover how, in forsaking his own success and living for something greater than himself, Wilberforce bolstered the cause of human dignity amidst the turmoil of war, and impacted the lives of millions across the globe.
 
  Travel with William Wilberforce: The Friend of HumanityTravel with William Wilberforce: The Friend of Humanity
A man often overlooked in history, Wilberforce fought a battle of some forty-six years to abolish slave trade and, ultimately, slavery itself in Britain. From his troubled youth and departure from Christianity to his reunion with evangelical faith and his destiny, this guide helps you to understand and experience the ups and downs this remarkable man experienced as he labored to uphold the dignity of life.
 
  The Wilberforce ConnectionThe Wilberforce Connection
Clifford Hill, London, Monarch Books, 2004

When William Wilberforce and the Clapham Group emerged in mid-18th century England, a godless and repressive world prevailed. Eventually, they succeeded in making "goodness fashionable" once again. This powerful book gives hope and guidance to 21st-century Christians facing a similar situation.
  Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed ChristiansPractical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians
William Wilberforce, Edited by Kevin Belmonte, Hendrickson Publishers, 1996
  Be The ChangeBe the Change: Your Guide to Freeing Slaves and Changing the World
Never has such a bold message flowed with such simple power. Zach will change your life but more importantly it will change the lives of the hundreds of thousands of slaves living in despair. This is an easy-to-read and easy-to-live message filled with quotes, testimonies, and straight up wisdom from a 15 year old.

The British Abolitionists and Their Influence - Chuck Stetson and Cullen Schippe, General Editors. A school resource to be released in early 2008. This book includes a short description of the leading British Abolitionists and excerpts from their writings. This booklet is designed for school use to re-introduce the leading British Abolitionists and the arguments that they used to persuade the world to abolish the horrid and wicked slave trade. To be notified of the availability of this book click here for the general contact form.

Websites

WilberforceCentral.org

Global resources and events surrounding the anniversary of the abolition of the US/UK slave trade.

   
www.amazinggracemovie.com

The film that brings the astounding story of William Wilberforce to the screen.

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