Should NJ Churches Pay Reparations? Religion Supported Slavery, Council Hears

Churches and organized religion in New Jersey benefited from slavery and should work to “repair” the damages caused by the slave trade, according to a Trenton pastor.

Speaking to the New Jersey Reparations Council, Rev. Charles Boyer, the senior pastor of the Greater Mt. Zion AME Church in Trenton, said

“There was a historical role organized religion played in the supporting of the slave trade,” Boyer said to the council.

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