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Does the Catholic Church have an official position on slavery reparations? There are two basis for reparations, a legal basis and a moral basis. Either one would require a more specific identification of the injured party and the responsible party. Also a more specific definition of terms would have to be used as throughout history slavery of varying ...


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I do not see any authoritative statement regarding reparations for slavery from the Vatican or from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, where I would expect them. The Vatican has, however, made a comment regarding reparations in reference to racism, which it might be expected to apply to any theory about reparations generally. In its Contribution to ...


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I do not think the Church has any official position, or any reason to have one. In the link provided, Rev. Farrakhan is quoting a papal bull dating from 1452, that is essentially authorizing the Portuguese king, Alfonso V, to conduct a new crusade against the "Saracens" (probably the Ottoman Empire). In it, there is a phrase in which the pope authorizes ...


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Some of my ancestors were of the Christian Mohican tribe at Stockbridge Massachusetts. Edwards went to great lengths to stop some of the local people from using them as slaves to work their farms. While I do not know if he owned African slaves, I do know that he fought for the freedom of my Indian ancestors.


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Are we God's slaves? 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 12“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 13You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the ...


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We think of slavery negatively because in our most recent examples of it the slave owners were frequently abusive, and the society gave no way to escape the slave system. The Biblical slavery system was different, but that's really a different topic. As our creator, God is our king and ruler. We were designed to serve him, ruling over this world as his ...


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Whenever one runs into a problematic verse, look it up in multiple translations. http://biblehub.com/1_peter/2.htm Two translations there use the word servant instead of slave. The term bondservant, more akin to indentured servitude, used in various places by several translations gives a better idea of slavery under Israel law instead of 21st century ...



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