C of E setting up £100m fund to ‘address past wrongs’ of slave trade links

Posted on January 11, 2023 
Filed under Church of England, Culture wars

“The Church of England has committed £100m to a fund it is setting up to compensate for its historical benefit from the international slave trade. …

The church is not using the term ‘reparations’ as the scheme will not compensate individuals but will support projects ‘focused on improving opportunities for communities adversely impacted by historic slavery’. …”

– Report from The Guardian.

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Church plans to spend £100m atoning for its historical slave trade links after branding it a ‘shameful and horrific sin’ – Daily Mail.

“Senior clerics have admitted that the £100million investment, to be made over the next decade, is a huge sum at a time when parishes and congregations are struggling but insisted the church had to ‘address past wrongs’.”