The Episcopal Diocese of New York is hosting a church service to apologize for its role in the TransAtlantic slave trade.

The service is scheduled for Saturday, March 25 at 12 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan).

“The Diocese is apologizing for sins long past and for fresher sins of racism of which we see the evidence and agony up to the present day,” said Bishop Mary Glasspool. “After the abolition of slavery in New York, new realities of segregation and prejudice continued old systems both in our church and in society.”

Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietshe will preside over the service along with a video presentation from Presiding Bishop Rev. Michael B. Curry. The service will be live streamed.

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