Happy Birthday William Wilberforce Print
Written by Sherry   
Monday, 24 August 2009 22:04
Today is William Wilberforce's 250th birthday. Wilberfoce is a man that is worth of remembrance by all Christians, the leader of the British anti-slavery movement for many years as well as part of many other faith-based reform movements.

All but one of Wilberforce's sons became Catholic (due to the Oxford Movement) but may have influenced the development of Catholic Social Teaching.

One way to celebrate would be to run out and get the recent and glowingly reviewed biography of Wilberforce or rent the movie "Amazing Grace" this weekend.