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Abolitionist Movement (81483-C1-¶164.A)

Amend ¶164.A by adding the following:
  
As an Abolitionist Denomination, The United Methodist Church will work with all other religious institutions to have them join in this declaration.  We call on all companies, especially retailers, which may benefit from human slavery to certify themselves as “slavery free.”  We call on all levels of government across the world to outlaw human slavery and to enforce those laws to move toward universal freedom from bondage and to take the profit out of slavery.  The 2008 General Conference calls upon its member churches to work to achieve the goal of eliminating human trafficking and slavery from across the Earth.