Activist Clergy Members in Boston Want $15 Billion in Slavery Reparations From ‘White Churches’

by Mike LaChance at

A group of clergy members in Boston are seeking $15 billion in slavery reparations and want ‘white churches’ to cough up the cash. It’s not clear which faith qualifies as the white church, but that’s the language they use, as you’ll see in the video below.

FOX News reports:

Boston activists seeking $15B in reparations, call on ‘White churches’ to commit to extending wealth

The Boston Task Force on Reparations called on “White churches” to step up and pay the Black community back for racial inequities that root back to the trans-Atlantic slave trade, according to reports.

The Boston Globe reported that Black and White clergy members met in Roxbury for a press conference intended to be held outside, though it was instead held in the basement of the Resurrection Lutheran Church on Saturday because of rain.

The commission was established through a 2022 Boston City Council ordinance and made up of 10 members, including two from the youth community.

In February, the Boston activists called for the city to “fully commit to writing checks” and for a $15 billion payout since the city’s wealth was built on slavery.

“We call sincerely and with a heart filled with faith and Christian love for our White churches to join us and not be silent around this issue of racism and slavery and commit to reparations,” Rev. Kevin Peterson said.