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.