Reparations

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May 16, 2016

Young protesters from the Baltimore uprising share their experience and hope to the Diocese of Maryland convention. Delegates began the work of what reparations for the sin of racism and slavery to determine what that might look like. Photo: Diocese of Maryland

[Diocese of Maryland] At...

July 11, 2009

Efforts to deal with the Episcopal Church's legacy of complicity in slavery have been difficult and slow, and the church needs more time to deal with the issue, say several resolutions pending in the Social and Urban Affairs Committee.

In recent hearings at General Convention in Anaheim...

December 17, 2007

Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Thomas Shaw SSJE told a Congressional hearing December 18 that "too many Episcopalians did not raise their voices" against slavery "when God would have wished them to do so."

 

"Episcopalians were owners of slaves and of the ships that...

June 30, 2006

The Episcopal Church issued a mea culpa for slavery and segregation at General Convention. With an admission of sin, an apology and a promise to document its own complicity in what they called “a fundamental betrayal” of humanity, deputies and bishops voted to find ways to repair the breach “...

June 1, 2006

Northerners like to think they bear less guilt than Southerners for our nation’s ugly history with slavery and the slave trade. They are dead wrong, according to Katrina Browne, a committed Episcopalian from Boston.

Browne learned that the hard way. Now she’s spreading the word to...

October 31, 2005

The first acknowledgement of a need for reparations for slavery began in the mid-1800s with the idea of giving newly freed African slaves 40 acres and a mule as a tangible attempt at restitution for the irrevocable damage heaped upon them by the institution of slavery.

The idea is said...