Episcopal Church apologizes for its role in slavery

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c. 2008 Religion News Service PHILADELPHIA _ In an unprecedented public act of remorse for centuries of support for slavery, the Episcopal Church on Saturday (Oct. 4) held a dramatic service of repentance at one of the nation’s first black churches. Punctuated with the sound of a gong and the sung refrain of “Lord have […]

  • I have been wondering what role apology plays in a society that continues in the journey of oppression of its people! Black Americans continues to suffer: economic hardship, Black men languishes in American prisons in large number. Black youth have lost their identity–they hang in the corners in every city. Many have to seel drugs to take care of themselves. Drop out rate is huge to an unbearable level. What is the apology for?I am confused. I am a christian unapologically. I know the power of the Holy Father Jesus Christ who died for our sins. He loves–and loves so much. Love first. He told us the same thing to love one another. American Christian community is a racist community. This community supports wars, supports the oppression of Black people. What is the apology for? Just for romantic sake. Just to amuse us. Just to make us feel good while we starve to death. What’s the apology for? I am interested. America needs a change of heart–not an apology.
    May the Lord continues to have mercy on us. Amen.