Friday, April 13, 2007

Metaxas and Batstone on Slavery, Then and Now, on Book TV this weekend

Eric Metaxas, "Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery" and

David Batstone, "Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade - and How We Can Fight It"

On Saturday, April 14 at 10:30 pm and Sunday, April 15 at 8:30 am Eastern time on C-Span Book TV

Description: William Wilberforce,1759 - 1833, was one of the leading abolitionists in the campaign to end the British slave trade, which was accomplished in 1807, and to end slavery in the British colonies, which was enacted three days before Wilberforce's death in 1833. Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, Eric Metaxas recounts the life of William Wilberforce and the abolitionist movement. David Batstone explores today's global slave trade and the contemporary abolitionist movement. Mr. Batstone visited over five continents as he researched the hidden network of human trafficking that amounts to a 32 billion dollar industry. The author gives his ideas on how to fight the slave trade. Eric Metaxas and David Batstone's talk is moderated by Scot Sherman host of the City Church of San Francisco's Open Forum series.

Author Bio: Eric Metaxas is the author of several books including "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask)." He is the founder and host of the New York City speaker series, Socrates in the City. David Batstone is professor of ethics at the University of San Francisco. He is the author of "Saving the Corporate Soul & (Who Knows?) Maybe Your Own." Mr. Batstone was formerly the executive editor of Sojourners magazine.