Church of England and the slavery reparations row

£100m plan to atone for former links to the slave trade described as 'insufficient' as Church seeks 'co-investors'

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A 'significant chunk' of the Church of England's £10.3bn wealth 'could be traced back to profits from slavery', said The Times
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The Church of England is appealing for other organisations to help it establish a £1 billion fund to address its former connections to slavery.

A £100 million sum was initially pledged by the Church to tackle the issue, but following a review by an independent oversight group, it was viewed as "insufficient", The Guardian reported. Instead, it has been suggested a far greater sum is necessary to properly "reflect the scale of moral sin". 

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