Friday, 30 March 2007

Canterbury: How to make amends?

The Church of England should consider how its inheritance could be used for those still suffering because of the slave trade, the Archbishop of Canterbury said this week.

In an interview broadcast on a BBC Radio 4 programme, Trade Roots, on Monday, Dr Williams said that reparations “as such offer too mechanical and calculating a model for making amends”. But, he said: “The point about moral responsibility is that the slave trade yielded considerable profit for institutions. But how that is dealt with now means asking the wider question about how that heritage is used to help most effectively those suffering because of the legacy of slavery.” Read more

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