Despite all of this, Xian slave owners used to justify their treatment of blacks with the Bible claiming that negroes were the descendents of Ham the son of Noah who's skin turned black because of a sin they committed against Noah.
Please also note that many many christians were also among the abolishonists (sp?) who brought about an end to the slave trade, and got the law changed to make slavery illegal. William Wilberforce- seen my many as the figurehead of the movement was an evangelical christian.
PA-LEEEEZ Mr. Green.... You forget that Moses was married to a black woman as was King Solomon - the Queen of Sheba was a black Ethiopian. And do not forget that there was a great pipeline from Israel to Ethiopia because of this. At any rate, racism exists in the history of all the great religions, but doesn't make the religions racist as a whole.
And yes, slavery ended more from the moral ethos and leadership of Christians than from any other force. The Jews had a great hand in the Civil Rights movement as well.
Now I'd like to see the Muslims spearhead a Chidren's and Woman's Rights movement. There are some great Muslim heroines out there already.