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Church backs slavery study

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) approved a resolution Monday supporting a federal commission to study reparations for slavery.

The resolution, adopted at a joint convention of the two predominantly white churches, asked members to meet Congressional representatives about forming a reparations commission and issuing a formal apology for slavery.

In May, the General Board of the Disciples of Christ, headquartered in Indianapolis, issued a formal apology for slavery, admitting its apathy prolonged suffering of slaves.