Celebrating William Wilberforce Day!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 24, 2012
  • Radio, Video Archives

As you may know, William Wilberforce was a very busy man: he was a British parliamentarian, Christian, philanthropist, and social activist. But what you may not know is that August 25th is William Wilberforce Day! William Wilberforce dedicated his life to making the Gospel real by fighting against injustice and the social ills of his time. As the psalms say, he "defended the rights of the weak and needy," and "spoke up on behalf of those who could speak for themselves.” And it is that same advocacy for the week and the needy that made Joni Eareckson Tada the 2012 recipient of the William Wilberforce Award. Would you like to see a video clip of Joni receiving her award? Watch below, and don’t forget to listen to Joni’s radio program highlighting the very special history and life of William Wilberforce.


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You have been such a blessing to me as I deal with a son with many physical problems. God bless you and keep you always in His loving care.
  • Sept. 16, 2012
  • 4:40 p.m.
  • J. Barnhart
Awesome happening! Congrats! God bless you and your life and work, books, etc.
  • Aug. 24, 2012
  • 12:52 p.m.
  • Priscilla Wheeler
Wow! Congratulations, Joni! I can't think of anyone who deserves this award more than you! After all of have been through, you are still going strong for the Lord and I admire that! God bless you, Marti
  • Aug. 24, 2012
  • 11:58 a.m.
  • Marti Bedford
Joni, congratulations on receiving the well deserved William Wilberforce Award for 2012! God bless you!
  • Aug. 24, 2012
  • 11:28 a.m.
  • Burtis D. Walker