Webinar 'Mission-Colonialism Revisited'.

Anti-Slavery Movements Colonial State and Christian Missions

On Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m, online
end slavery

Although the leadership of the Basel Mission strongly opposed slavery, missionaries in African countries sometimes had a different attitude. What role did Christian missions play in the international anti-slavery movement? Did their attitudes conflict with colonial authorities? And how did indigenous anti-slavery activists in Ghana position themselves on the abolition of slavery by the British colonial administration?

michael ehis odijie

Dr. Michael, nigerian historian, will discuss his research on local anti-slavery networks in the 19th-century Gold Coast (present-day Ghana) and their interactions with the Basel Mission Society.

Dr. Michael Ehis Odijie is a historian conducting research at University College London, UK, as part of the EU research project "African Anti-Slavery Movements: Rise and Change." He received his university education in history and international relations in Nigeria and England and earned his PhD from the University of Sheffield.

Host: Claudia Buess, Mission 21

Talk and discussion in English, translation into German

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