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Border funding bill may hinge on 2008 trafficking law

Border funding bill may hinge on 2008 trafficking law

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --Congress' ability to pass emergency funding to handle the undocumented children entering the U.S. may hinge on a change to a 2008 anti-trafficking law.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.
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Bishop of Salisbury supports gay marriage

Bishop of Salisbury supports gay marriage

LONDON, April 21 (UPI) -- The bishop of Salisbury Saturday called on the Church of England to recognize same-sex marriage.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008.
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Protester disrupts anti-slavery service

LONDON, March 27 (UPI) -- A protester was thrown out of Westminster Abbey in London after he told Queen Elizabeth II Tuesday that she should be ashamed of slavery.

Anglican leaders mark end of slavery

LONDON, March 24 (UPI) -- The two leaders of the Anglican Church led a "Walk of Witness" through London to mark the 200th anniversary of Britain's abolition of slavery.

Report says slavery still exists in U.K.

LONDON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A direct descendent of the man who led the effort to abolish slavery in Britain says his ancestor would be appalled by a new report showing it still exists.

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Today is Thursday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2006 with 129 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2005 with 129 to follow.
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Michael Apted to direct Wilberforce movie

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- Michael Apted will direct the upcoming political thriller "Amazing Grace" for Walden Media, the Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 24, the 237th day of 2004 with 129 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2003 with 129 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2002 with 129 to follow.
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William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming the independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire (1784–1812). In 1785, he underwent a conversion experience and became an evangelical Christian, resulting in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform. In 1787, he came into contact with Thomas Clarkson and a group of anti-slave-trade activists, including Granville Sharp, Hannah More and Charles Middleton. They persuaded Wilberforce to take on the cause of abolition, and he soon became one of the leading English abolitionists. He headed the parliamentary campaign against the British slave trade for twenty-six years until the passage of the Slave Trade Act 1807.

Wilberforce was convinced of the importance of religion, morality and education. He championed causes and campaigns such as the Society for Suppression of Vice, British missionary work in India, the creation of a free colony in Sierra Leone, the foundation of the Church Mission Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. His underlying conservatism led him to support politically and socially repressive legislation, and resulted in criticism that he was ignoring injustices at home while campaigning for the enslaved abroad.

In later years, Wilberforce supported the campaign for the complete abolition of slavery, and continued his involvement after 1826, when he resigned from Parliament because of his failing health. That campaign led to the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, which abolished slavery in most of the British Empire; Wilberforce died just three days after hearing that the passage of the Act through Parliament was assured. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, close to his friend William Pitt.

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