Slavery and Freedom in the Nonconformist Traditions

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Date / time: 17 June, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

John Wesley’s New Room

Slavery and Freedom in the Nonconformist Traditions


A one-day conference exploring the impact of enslavement on Nonconformist religion, especially Methodism.

Speakers include Dr Edson Burton on ‘Renewal and action: Bristol reimagines the Transatlantic Slave Trade 1994-2021’.

The event concludes with the annual Wesley Historical Society lecture, by Professor Douglas Strong of Seattle Pacific University, on ‘A Practical Wesleyan-Holiness Theology as Foundational for 19th Century Transatlantic Racial Justice Advocacy’.

There will also be an opportunity to visit Charles Wesley’s historic house. The venue is John Wesley’s 1739 chapel in central Bristol, the New Room. Attendance is free; lunch and refreshments are provided.

Image details: A view of the Blandford frigate, by Nicholas Pocock – Wikimedia Commons