Sunday, November 11, 2012

Appeal to Everyone

“Slavery, as it is practiced in Africa, is not only, indeed, contrary to the Gospel, it is contrary to natural law. Natural laws do not concern Christians only, they involve all humanity. That is why I am appealing to everyone, without distinction of nationality, party or religious creed. I do not address myself simply to faith, but to reason, to justice, to respect, to love of liberty.” 

Charles Lavigerie
Gesù at Rome, 23rd December 1888