David Ford says that slavery is still very much alive, and that the systems and ideas that underpin it also challenge the church's deep collusion with racism - and its unwillingness to be grasped by the Gospel.
The Anglican Bishop of Ripon and Leeds has apologized for the way Christians misused the Bible 200 years ago to justify slavery. In a parliamentary speech he called for more action against its modern manifestations.
Leaders of three major denominations say changes at the Home Office may worsen the plight of asylum seekers subject to Britain’s draconian immigration laws. They condemn the attempted deportation of a traumatised Iranian woman.
As discussion continues over how the Church of England and others might make reparations for their part in the slave trade, a major international conference is to look at the legacy of slavery in theological terms.
Archbishops Rowan Williams and John Sentamu have taken their message about slavery to YouTube. But are events to mark abolition of the transatlantic trade ignoring the key role of black people in its demise?