Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Advocacy

Diocesan Reporting on Transatlantic Slavery

General Convention Resolution 2006-A123, passed by the 75th General Convention in Columbus, Ohio, directs dioceses to document instances where the diocese was complicit in and benefitted from the institution of Transatlantic Slavery. These actions are complex, and may be difficult to visualize. It may become an ongoing venture as you uncover your history. Several dioceses were asked to share the work they had begun to share with others.

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Reporting Form


Shaw Testimony to Conyers sub committee
Bishop Thomas Shaw of the diocese of Massachusetts testified before a Congressional Committee about the history of Transatlantic Slavery in the Episcopal Church.

Report from the Diocese of Maryland


Report from the Diocese of New York


Report from the Diocese of Pennsylvania



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