Episcopal Church to apologize for slavery in Philadelphia

Dafney Tales in the Philadelphia Daily News:

In what has become the cause du jour this year, the Episcopal Church will publicly make amends for its part in the trans-Atlantic slave trade with a “Day of Repentance” today and tomorrow.

The two-day event at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, at 6361 Lancaster Ave., Overbrook, was mandated by a resolution at the church’s General Convention in 2006.

The event begins today at 1 p.m. with presentations on the church’s role in the slave trade. Tomorrow, the services are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will conduct the service at the church, founded in 1792 by Absalom Jones, a former slave and the first black Episcopal priest.

Episcopal Church to apologize for slavery | Philadelphia Daily News | 10/03/2008

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