QuakerSpeak, April 2024

“Reparations is a tool for living in integrity,” says Lucy Duncan, one of the co-founders of reparationWorks. For Quakers, that involves coming to terms with their predecessors’ role in the slave trade, as well as other White supremacist practices.

“It’s a spiritual practice,” Lucy’s partner in reparationWorks, Rob Peagler (left), agrees. “An ethos, a set of actions, a set of values.” From that spiritual work, they hope, Friends will eventually find practical solutions for redressing centuries of racial inequity. “We don’t know what the answer is—we haven’t done it yet!”

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Produced by Christopher Cuthrell

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