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A Time to Repair

A curriculum for individuals seeking to discern the theological questions around Reparations to Afro-Americans.

Content Warning: Viewer Discretion Advised.  The content of this curriculum is intense and shows explicit harm done to African Americans in the United States.

Credit & Sources:

Slave Trade Routes & Estimates:  https://www.slavevoyages.org/

Callie House: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs 

All other photos and illustrations are part of the public domain.

Previous Learning Events

The Riverside Church in the City of New York

Reparations, Repentance and Redemption Series

Sundays, June 6th, 13th & 20th | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm | Zoom

Recordings are available upon request, reach out to info@restorativeactions.org

Does our Christian faith compel us to support reparations for the descendants of enslaved people? While politicians and pundits argue over the policy and economic impact, they miss the theological implication: does God present America with reparations as an opportunity to repent for centuries of race slavery?

Do reparations offer at least a step toward the national redemption that will begin to heal the racism that divides the nation and tempts millions to turn to authoritarian leaders?

This three-session speaker series will open Riverside’s discussion of these compelling theological, ethical and political questions. This series is a “Foundations level class” – This class is a good entry point for those who are curious but perhaps are not very familiar with these ideas. This is part one of a two-part series. Part one is a beginners level class and part two in the fall will be a more advanced level.