Boston Religious Leaders Demand $15 Billion Reparations from City and ‘White Churches’

Boston religious leaders demand over $15 billion in reparations from the city and “white churches” for the black community.

Mayor Michelle Wu’s 2022 apology for the city’s role in the Atlantic slave trade and a commissioned reparations study set the stage.

At the Resurrection Lutheran Church, clergy members, including Reverend Kevin Peterson, call for $15 billion payments, urging “white churches” to join the cause. The demand includes cash payouts, bolstering financial institutions, and bridging educational gaps.

A letter to churches, signed by 16 activists, demands atonement through payments or community investments. Urgency for action is stressed, with attention drawn to the Catholic Church’s historical role. Boston’s Task Force on Reparations aims to outline delivery mechanisms.

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