The Moral Case for Reparations – Dec 7

Posted by Mayor's Commission on Faith-based and Interfaith Affairs on December 7, 2021

Join the Mayor’s Commission on Faith-based and Interfaith Affairs for a deep dive into the urgent call for reparations today.

In an event inviting Black and white (and non-Black) people of faith to examine reparations as a deep faith commitment of spiritual repair and redress for intergenerational harms arising from slavery and its afterlives, we will explore the spiritual case for reparations, the history of this work in Philadelphia, hear from a local Quaker initiative, and learn from reparations leaders from Philly and beyond.

Join us for moving presentations and times in affinity groups to explore how to move this work forward in your faith community rooted in accountability to the Black community inviting us deeper into this call.

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 7:00-9:00 PM

Presenters include:

  • Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart, Director for Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs
  • David Ragland and Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb of the Grassroots Reparations Campaign
  • Rashaun Williams and Breanna Moore of the local chapter of NCOBRA (National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America)
  • Marille Thomas and Gabbreell James of Green Street Friends Meeting Reparations Committee
  • Faith leaders from the Mayor’s Commission on Faith-based and Interfaith Affairs

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