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Jesuits Pledge Funds to Address Slavery in the US

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Curved pews are seen inside of a church.  © 2016 AP Photo/Matt Rourke Amid a growing national reckoning with slavery and its legacy in the United States, including systemic racism, several prominent religious institutions have begun acknowledging their own role in slavery, and taking steps to begin reparations processes or similar initiatives. Last week, the Jesuits pledged USD$100 million for the descendants of enslaved Africans they once owned and profited from. The initiative, which they describe as a process of “truth, healing and reconciliation” rather than…

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