(DAILY CALLER) – An Episcopal church in Maryland announced Monday that it had unanimously approved an initiative to donate $500,000 in slavery reparations over five years, according to a statement from the church.
The Memorial Episcopal Church donated $50,000 of its endowed wealth and another $50,000 from its 2021 operating budget as part of the Guy T. Hollyday Memorial Justice and Reparations Initiative. The funds will be invested in community partners who are doing “justice-centered work”, The Hill reported.
A statement from the church explains the pro-slavery origins of the parish and their reasoning for the initiative.
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