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The Movement for Justice & Reconciliation
After the Flood: The Church, Slavery & Reconciliation

Film & Campaign Description

This it the teaser for documentary, After the Flood. The film looks at how the 18th century Church became embroiled in chattel slavery. We discover how the Church justified its involvement in the trade and its lasting impact. The film then explores what this means for Christian reconciliation today.

The documentary aims to be educational and redemptive. It takes an sober look at how we can confront slavery, reconcile with our past and overturn injustices resulting from its legacy.

This entry is a trailer for the longer 67 minute documentary. To watch the feature, go to:

The Movement for Justice & Reconciliation

MJR grew out of consultations held after the multi-ethnic riots in Tottenham and other areas in 2011. The charity was launched on 23rd September 2015, followed in November by a presentation in the House of Lords. Its aim is to raise awareness of the legacies of colonial slavery and industrial exploitation by gathering existing and commissioning new research, making the findings known through educational projects and seeking to resolve injustice, promote wellbeing and encourage community reconciliation in new and innovative ways. 

The members of MJR are drawn from a number of organisations across the UK involved in Christian service and ministry, particularly in our inner-cities, and/or research into issues relevant to the problems encountered in such areas.

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