Harvard, National Council of Churches, Reform Jews Seeking Reparations Blueprint

Adelle M. Banks of Religion News Service reports, “A professor and students at Harvard Kennedy School are joining forces with prominent Christian and Jewish organizations to develop a faith-based blueprint to advance the possibility of reparations for African Americans.” The group is hoping to create both legislative and faith-based proposals by the end of the semester. The Rev. Cornell William Brooks, the professor at the Kennedy School, said, “We’re trying to build a grassroots, congregation-level strategy to take up the whole matter of federal reparations and ultimately establish a commission and ultimately push for legislation that addresses America’s profound racial wealth gap.”

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