It is significant when examining slavery throughout world history, that it was Christian motivation, from the Quakers, to the Methodists, to the Second Great Awakening, to William Wilberforce, to the Salvation Army, and more, which was a driving force to abolish slavery.
As New York Senator Rufus King told the U.S. Senate:
"All laws ... imposing any such condition as slavery upon any human being are absolutely void because they are contrary to the law of nature, which is the law of God."
"So it was ... on July 26, 1833, that the Emancipation Act passed its third reading in the House of Commons, ensuring the end of slavery in the British Empire, some three decades before the bloody Civil War would end it in America.
When an aged Wilberforce heard the news, he said, 'Thank God I have lived to witness [this] Day.' He died three days later."