Eternal God, we offer thanks for the witness of Bartolomé de las Casas, whose deep love for thy people caused him to refuse absolution to those who would not free their Indian slaves. Help us, inspired by his example, to work and pray for the freeing of all enslaved people of our world, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who livest and reignest with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Bartolome de las Casas, Dominican friar, prophetic defender of the Indians, died on July 18 1566: "I leave in the Indies Jesus Christ our God, scourged…and crucified not once but thousands of time." It continues today, wherever gold is valued more than human lives. pic.twitter.com/ckB2gzBLRb
— Robert Ellsberg (@RobertEllsberg) July 17, 2018