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Devotional guide commemorates enslaved African peoples

07 February 2019

Bread for the World is releasing a publication entitled “Lament and Hope: A Pan-African Devotional Guide Commemorating the 2019 Quad-Centennial of the Forced Transatlantic Voyage of Enslaved African Peoples to Jamestown, Virginia (USA).” The text is currently available in digital form and will be released in print form as well.

The guide makes the connections between Bread for the World’s work to end hunger and the history of the practice of enslavement and later, the policy of enslavement in Jamestown, Virginia. “Sadly, these policies continue to haunt us as we still see high disproportionate numbers of African American/Pan African peoples, nationally and globally, affected by hunger and poverty,” said Rev. Dr Angelique Walker-Smith, a World Council of Churches Central Committee member who is also senior associate for Pan African and Orthodox Church Engagement at Bread for the World.

 

Bread for the World

Lament and Hope: A Pan-African Devotional Guide Commemorating the 2019 Quad-Centennial of the Forced Transatlantic Voyage of Enslaved African Peoples to Jamestown, Virginia (USA)