Slavery & Christianity
Posted by taneya on May 6, 2011 under Events |
This week, Kalonji, the kids and I, stopped by the Harambe House for a book signing by Rev. Dr. Marlene L. Garland-Hill. It was such a pleasure to meet her- she is a very warm and nurturing person. Her book. Slavery & Christianity, is the result of research she conducted in Ghana and other places overseas about the role that Christianity played in the slave trade. She has traced her ancestral origins back to Ghana, and is professionally involved and connected with business and organizations there. She spoke at some length about her drive to enable people (especially children), to experience a trip to Ghana and has ongoing efforts to facilitate trips there for the Pan African Festival, or PANAFEST.
Jihad & Kaleya w/ Dr. Rev. Marlene L. Garland-Hill.
Dr. Garland-Hill signed her book for the kids and it was a very inspired inscription. Visit her website to learn more about her and her efforts. While we can’t make it away for a trip to Ghana this year, I do believe it on Kalonji’s wish list for one day!
CALENDER OF EVENTS
"SAVE THE DATE"
TRAVEL TO GHANA
TO ATTEND THE
PANAFEST and EMANCIPATION DAY CELEBRATION
JULY 22 - AUGUST 3, 2015
SEND AN INTEREST E-MAIL TO
REV. DR. MARLENE L. GARLAND HILL'S BOOK "SLAVERY AND CHRISTIANITY THE UNTOLD STORY " MADE REV. AL SHARPTON'S LIST OF BOOKS TO READ THIS SUMMER. PURCHASE YOUR COPY TODAY FROM THE STORE ON THIS WEBSITE AND VISIT THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS.
SCRIPTURE READING SUGGESTIONS BY REV. DR. MARLENE GARLAND-HILL
Scripture: Mathew 27: 2-9
They bound him, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate the governor. When Judas, his betrayer saw that Jesus was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. He said, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood. But they said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.: Throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed; and he went and hanged himself. But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since they are blood money After conferring together, they used them to buy the potter’s field as a place to bury foreigners. For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the profit Jeremiah, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver,the price of the one on whom a price had been set, on whom some of the people of Israel had set a price,
I pray that my book will answer questions, and encourage forgiveness, reconciliation, healing, and love. My prayer is that this book will motivate some of our children to pull their pants up. I want them to know that their disrespect of our African Ancestors suffering must stop. The senseless murders of each other could wipe out a generation if we are not careful. The black on black crimes are no different than what was done to our Ancestors during the Trans- Atlantic Slave trade. It is worse, because we are doing tit o our own people. Life in jail is being glorified. Jail is another form of Slavery. If one childs life is saved, or a life is turned around for the better, or someone gives their life to Christ, or self esteem is regained, or prejudiced views are changed, or family members reach out to each other, or someone finds their African Ancestors; then my work has purpose