A project exploring the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade held its third hearing in Jamaica in February. The hearing was part of a series of four, launched by the Council for World Mission (CWM) on 12 November 2017. The first hearing was held in London, the heart of the British slave trading system. The second was held in Ghana, one of the lands where people were captured. Jamaica, location of the third hearing, was chosen because it was one of the countries where enslaved people were put to work on sugar plantations.
United Reformed Church members supporting the project include Mr Alan Yates, Moderator of the General Assembly, and the Revd Dr Michael Jagessar, Secretary for Global and Intercultural Ministries. Mr Yates reflects on the importance of the hearings.